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Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Head of a Girl

Key facts
Full title Head of a Girl
Artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Artist dates 1841 - 1919
Date made 1898
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 27 × 20 cm
Inscription summary Signed
Acquisition credit On loan from Tate: Bequeathed by Sir Hugh Walpole 1941
Inventory number L725
Location Not on display
Image copyright On loan from Tate: Bequeathed by Sir Hugh Walpole 1941, © 2000 Tate
Collection Main Collection
Head of a Girl
Pierre-Auguste Renoir

This painting of an unidentified young girl has sometimes been entitled 'Head of a Little Servant Girl'. In later years Renoir often used his servants as models, and this girl, seen in profile against a featureless backdrop, would have been among the youngest in service.

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