|Artist||Daniel Hernández Morillo|
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||70 cm × 105 cm (28 in × 41 in)|
|Owner||Museo de Arte de Lima|
Background and creation
Daniel Hernández Morillo, a Peruvian student of itinerant Italian painter Leonardo Barbieri, left his homeland for Europe in 1874. Although Europe was in the midst of an artistic renewal, Morillo remained influenced by the academic art movement and French rococo painting. This is reflected in the pastel tones and the lightness of Idle Woman, which was completed in 1906.