European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
Portrait of Mademoiselle LegrandMade in France, Europe
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French, 1841 - 1919
Oil on canvas
1986-26-28The Henry P. McIlhenny Collection in memory of Frances P. McIlhenny, 1986
LabelDuring the 1870s, when his Impressionist paintings sold poorly, Renoir supported himself with portrait commissions. This portrait of six-year-old Adelphine Legrand, the daughter of a friend and art dealer, shows the artist’s skill in capturing the hesitant personality of a young child, full of natural vivacity but determined to behave.
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