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Girl with Cherries

Painting of a young woman in a black and white striped gown, seated at a table with cherries, staring directly at the viewer.
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  • Painting of a young woman in a black and white striped gown, seated at a table with cherries, staring directly at the viewer.

Date:

c. 1870

Artist:

Eva Gonzalès
French, 1849-1883

About this artwork

Girl with Cherries features a dramatically lit female figure, rendered in loose brushstrokes, emerging from a dark background. Rather than portraying her model as a contemporary woman, Eva Gonzalès dressed her as an 18th-century servant girl, denoted by her frilled linen cap; loose, striped gown; and rolled-up sleeves. Gonzalès, the daughter of an affluent and cultured family, was Édouard Manet’s first and only official pupil, and his influence is particularly clear in this painting: the use of theatrical lighting is reminiscent of his Spanish-style paintings, and the historical clothing reflects his predilection for dressing his models in costumes that suggest other personalities and professions.

Status

On View, Gallery 222

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Eva Gonzalès

Title

Girl with Cherries

Place

France (Artist's nationality:)

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1865–1875

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed lower right: Eva Gonzalès

Dimensions

56.2 × 47.4 cm (22 1/16 × 18 5/8 in.); Framed: 83.9 × 75 × 12.1 cm (33 × 29 1/2 × 4 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Larned Coburn Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1940.32

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