A Girl with a Watering Can

A Girl with a Watering Can
Artist Renoir
Year 1876
Medium Oil on canvas
Location National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Dimensions 39 3/8 x 28 3/4 in.
100 x 73 cm
Famous Paintings by Renoir
Le déjeuner des Canotiers
Bal du moulin de la Galette
La Grenouillère
The Swing (La Balançoire)
Two Sisters (On the Terrace)
Two Young Girls at the Piano
A Girl with a Watering Can
Dance in the Country
By the Seashore

A Girl with a Watering Can is an 1876 work by the French impressionist painter, Auguste Renoir. The painting is held by the National Gallery of Art in Washington and is part of the Chester Dale Collection. The work was painted in oils on canvas and its dimensions are 39.375 by 28.75 inches. It is one of the Gallery’s most popular works with visitors.


The work is a charming picture of a young girl standing on a pathway in a garden in full bloom, and holding a small watering can in her right hand and some flowers in her left. Some commentators speculate that the garden is Monet’s.

The smiling girl, who is about six years old, has blue eyes and long, curly blonde hair that is tied back with a vivid red bow. Her bright blue dress is trimmed with light gray brocade, and has several large buttons down the center.

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