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ⓘ Blond Girl with a Rose




Blond Girl with a Rose
                                     

ⓘ Blond Girl with a Rose

Blond Girl with a Rose is an oil painting executed in 1915–1917 by Pierre-Auguste Renoir and held in the collection of the Musee de lOrangerie, Paris. The painting portrays Renoirs last model, the teenaged Catherine Hessling, who featured in several of his paintings during his final few years. She went on to marry Renoirs second son Jean in 1920 and become a film actress.

Renoir was struck by her flawless young skin and rendered her in soft tones dominated by the colour red. The flower in her hair had by this time became a trademark symbol of Renoir to symbolise beauty.

The painting passed on the artists death in 1919 to his youngest son Claude, who sold it to art dealer Paul Guillaume in 1929.