Portrait of Séverine

Auguste Renoir French

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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.).

Portrait of Séverine, Auguste Renoir (French, Limoges 1841–1919 Cagnes-sur-Mer), Charcoal and unfixed pastel on paper

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