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Portrait of Séverine

Artist:
Auguste Renoir (French, Limoges 1841–1919 Cagnes-sur-Mer)
Date:
1885–87
Medium:
Charcoal and unfixed pastel on paper
Dimensions:
23 1/2 x 18 1/4 in. (59.7 x 46.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.692
Not on view
Caroline Rémy, known by her pen name “Séverine,” was one of the first French women journalists and a passionate feminist and left-wing orator. Renoir drew her likeness on several occasions, here in charcoal over pastel and again in a pastel (National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.).
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