DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 19.75 x 13.75 inches (50 x 35 cm)
SIGNATURE: Ink Stamp lower right. Additional charcoal sketch and inscription on verso ‘No 53 Atelier Boldini’ with Dovane Centrale stamp
MEDIUM: Watercolour on paper
This watercolour is typical of his tendency to depict – with fast impulsive brushstrokes – aristocratic sitters. Here, Boldini has chosen to use a subdued colour palette with infuses the work with modernity. The soft colours fill the work with femininity and intimacy while the sweeping lines of her form give a real sense of movement. It appears that Boldini has captured his sitter in a fleeting moment as she glides around Paris’ boulevards.