About this artwork
This pastel portrait of Jean-François Raffaëlli’s eight-year- old daughter Germaine captures her youthful awkwardness as she prepares to wash. She stands still in rumpled stockings and a wrinkled petticoat, distracted for a moment before beginning her routine. Her plain attire and blank expression contrast with the elegance of her surroundings, which include a finely decorated china toilette set and a gauzy, lace-edged red cloth.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Jean-François Rafaëlli
- Germaine at her Toilette
- France (Artist's nationality)
- Pastel on canvas
- Signed lower right: "J.F.Raffaelli"
- Sight: 108.3 × 59.7 cm (42 11/16 × 23 9/16 in.)
- Bequest of Janis H. Palmer