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 Washington, DC 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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