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Giovanni Boldini, In the Garden

Key facts
Full title In the Garden
Artist Giovanni Boldini
Artist dates 1842 - 1931
Date made about 1875
Medium and support Oil on wood
Dimensions 23.8 × 19 cm
Inscription summary Signed
Acquisition credit The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery
Inventory number L802
Location Not on display
Image copyright The Gere Collection, on long-term loan to the National Gallery, © Private collection 2000. Used by permission
Collection Main Collection
In the Garden
Giovanni Boldini

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.

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