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Young woman seated, with neck and shoulders uncovered

Young woman seated, with neck and shoulders uncovered
(Jeune femme assise, décolletée)

oil on canvas
33.2 × 20.9 cm
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
inscribed in black paint l.r.: Renoir (…illeg.)
Accession Number
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Ginny Green, Sandra Bardas OAM family, Vicki Vidor OAM and Bindy Koadlow in memory of their parents Loti Smorgon AO and Victor Smorgon AC through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2014
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
Late 19th & early 20th Century Paintings & Decorative Arts Gallery
Level 2, NGV International

This is an intimate study of the artist’s model, seated facing left, with the fabric of her dress and chemise slipped engagingly off her left shoulder. Renoir undertook numerous small-format studies of the same model in the early 1890s. These charming intimist scenes became highly collectable as boudoir pictures.