The Milliner

Artist: Auguste Renoir (French, Limoges 1841–1919 Cagnes-sur-Mer)

Date: 1877

Medium: Pastel on paper

Dimensions: 21 x 16 1/4 in. (53.3 x 41.3 cm)

Classification: Drawings

Credit Line: The Lesley and Emma Sheafer Collection, Bequest of Emma A. Sheafer, 1973

Accession Number: 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.