A Young Girl Reading
|Dimensions||81.1 cm × 64.8 cm (31 15⁄16 in × 25 1⁄2 in)|
|Location||National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., United States|
A Young Girl Reading, or The Reader (French: La Liseuse), is an 18th-century oil painting by Jean-Honoré Fragonard. The painting was given to the National Gallery of Art by the daughter of Andrew W. Mellon following her father's death.
The painting features an unidentified girl wearing a yellow saffron dress, though x-rays have revealed that the canvas originally featured a different image which Fragonard painted over. It is one in a series of paintings by Fragonard featuring young girls.
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- A Young Girl Reading at the National Gallery of Art
- A Young Girl Reading - Analysis and Critical Reception
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