Girl and Petit Point by Pierre Auguste Renoir



Title

Girl and Petit Point

Artist

Pierre Auguste Renoir

Ref GM2224
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 22" x 28" (56 x 71 cm)
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Description  
Renoir painted this canvas in 1879, on his first visit to the estate of his patron Paul-Antoine Berard at Wargemont on the Normandy coast. There he made a series of portraits of Madame Berard and her children, as well as some decorations for the château: still lifes of game for the dining room and of flowers for the library and drawing room. Girl and Petit Point, or Young Woman Sewing – part genre subject, part floral still life – was one of a number of additional paintings Renoir made at Wargemont that were not commissioned by Berard. The flowers – asters and chrysanthemums – suggest a date in the late summer.