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PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG LADY (GIRL WITH FLOWER BASKET)

This is a rendition of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's Portrait of a Young Lady, circa 1841-1919. The  pastel colours in this painting could have been in watercolour but it is actually painted in oils giving it a soft pleasant look. It shows a young girl with a playful splash of vibrant colour offsetting the background; a charming picture for any vacant space.  

by PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR  1841-1919

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (commonly known as Auguste Renoir) was born in 1841 in Limoges, France. In 1919, Renoir visited the Louvre to see his paintings hanging with those of the Old Masters. Before he enrolled in Art School he also painted hangings for overseas missionaries and decorations on fans. His first success at the Salon was in 1868 with his painting “Lise with a Parasol” 1867 and hangs in a museum in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. In later life he suffered from painful arthritis in his hands and needed assistance to place the brush into his hand.