Girl at Her Toilet

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Figure subject of a nude woman, seen from behind, seated at her dressing table and brushing her long, auburn hair whilst looking at her reflection in the toilet mirror; these were decorative mirrors popular in France throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth century. She is seated on a low stool which is draped in white fabric, there are bottles of perfume and other such items on the dressing table, to the left there is a long, violet curtain covered with darker purple decorative patterning in a floral motif. The floor is brown with white walls, and there is a unidentifyable object in the right corner of the painting cut off by the painting's edge, possibly depicting an item of clothing.

Manchester Art Gallery



Girl at Her Toilet


oil on millboard


H 40.1 x W 32.3 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from Miss Annie Barnett, 1938

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : brc : artist's name, date : A. VALETTE


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