Image
The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery, © Private collection 2000. Used by permission

The distant row of rooftops suggests that this small garden may be on the outskirts of Montmartre, where Boldini lived for several years. The garden has attracted a visitor; with a few brushstrokes the artist suggests the presence of a woman, dressed in black and wearing a hat, sitting by a flower bed and turning her head to examine a bloom.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1842 - 1931
Full title
In the Garden
Date made
about 1875
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
23.8 x 19 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery
Inventory number
L802
Location in Gallery