The Milliner, 1877
August Renoir (French, 1841–1919)
Pastel on paper; 21 x 16 1/4 in. (53.3 x 41.3 cm)
The Lesley and Emma Sheafer Collection, Bequest of Emma A. Sheafer, 1973 (1974.356.34)
Like Degas, Renoir depicted Parisian milliners in the late 1870s and 1880s. Whereas Degas derived humor from the activity of buying a hat, Renoir focused on the charms of the young salesgirls.