In the Garden

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