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Germaine at her Toilette

A work made of pastel on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of pastel on canvas.

Date:

1886

Artist:

Jean François Raffaëlli
French, 1850-1924

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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jean-François Rafaëlli

Title

Germaine at her Toilette

Place

France (Artist's nationality:)

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1886

Medium

Pastel on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed lower right: "J.F.Raffaelli"

Dimensions

Sight: 108.3 × 59.7 cm (42 11/16 × 23 9/16 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Janis H. Palmer

Reference Number

1985.982

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