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The Milliner

Pastel portrait of a light-skinned woman in a blue dress seated in front of hats set on stands, holding a box and flowers.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • Pastel portrait of a light-skinned woman in a blue dress seated in front of hats set on stands, holding a box and flowers.

Date:

c. 1877

Artist:

Eva Gonzalès
French, 1849-1883

About this artwork

Eva Gonzalès’s subjects were most often women engaged in activities such as reading, knitting, or filling a vase with flowers. This pastel of a milliner, or hat-maker, shows the figure handling the trimmings that will eventually be used to decorate a hat. Millinery was a popular subject for the Impressionists, given their interest in fashion and scenes from modern life.

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Artist

Eva Gonzalès

Title

The Milliner

Origin

France

Date

1872–1882

Medium

Pastel on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed upper right: "Eva Gonzalès"

Dimensions

450 × 370 mm

Credit Line

Olivia Shaler Swan Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1972.362

Extended information about this artwork

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