Auguste Renoir

Head of a Girl


Not on display

Auguste Renoir 1841–1919
Oil paint on canvas
Support: 270 × 200 mm
frame: 385 × 308 × 51 mm
Bequeathed by Sir Hugh Walpole 1941

Catalogue entry

Auguste Renoir 1841-1919

N05293 Head of a Girl 1898

Inscribed 'Renoir' b.r.
Oil on canvas, 10 5/8 x 7 7/8 (27 x 20)
Bequeathed by Sir Hugh Walpole 1941
Prov: With Durand-Ruel, Paris (purchased from the artist 1901); with Howard Putzell, Los Angeles, 1936; Sir Hugh Walpole, London
Exh: Hugh Walpole's Collection, French Gallery, London, May-June 1937 (40); The Tate Gallery's Wartime Acquisitions, National Gallery, London, April-May 1942 (97); A Selection from the Tate Gallery's Wartime Acquisitions, CEMA touring exhibition, September 1942-September 1943 (70)
Repr: Studio, CXXIV, 1942, p.15

This picture has sometimes been entitled 'Head of a Little Servant Girl', though in the Durand-Ruel records it appears simply as 'Bust of a Woman, 1898'. Renoir often used his servant girls as models in his later years, but this girl looks rather young to be in service.

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, pp.624-5, reproduced p.624

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