The Reader (AKA Young Woman Reading a Book)

By Pierre Auguste Renoir SKU:46001

"The Reader" (also known as "Young Woman Reading a Book") is a special painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, created in 1877. This masterpiece portrays a young woman engrossed in her book, immersed in her own world. Renoir's use of soft brushwork and warm tones creates a gentle and serene atmosphere. The painting's significance lies in its depiction of quiet contemplation and the beauty found in simple moments of solitude. "The Reader" invites viewers to appreciate the power of literature and the tranquil escape it offers. It is a testament to Renoir's ability to capture the delicate nuances of human experience through his art.

54 cm

Please note: by default the aspect ratio of the original artwork is used.

Need a special size? Request a quote or watch our expainer video to choose the correct size.

Add to wishlist Remove from wishlist
Total € 295

Title: “”The Reader by Renoir: A Captivating Portrait of Tranquility””

Year Painted: 1877

“”The Reader,”” also known as “”Young Woman Reading a Book,”” is a highly acclaimed painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, created in 1877. This masterpiece captures a young woman engrossed in her book, enveloped in a moment of serene contemplation. Renoir’s deft brushwork and warm color palette imbue the artwork with a sense of tranquility and quietude.

Renoir, a prominent figure of the Impressionist movement, was renowned for his ability to portray the beauty and essence of everyday life. In “”The Reader,”” he achieves this by focusing on the intimate act of reading. The painting invites viewers to witness the private world of the young woman, highlighting the profound connection between literature and personal introspection.

The significance of “”The Reader”” lies in its ability to evoke a range of emotions and interpretations. Renoir’s skillful rendering of light and shadow adds depth to the scene, creating a sense of depth and realism. The woman’s facial expression, as well as the subtle hints of a smile, suggest that she finds solace and joy within the pages of her book.

The painting is a testament to the power of literature and the respite it offers from the chaos of the external world. It invites viewers to appreciate the simple pleasure of losing oneself in a captivating story or exploring new ideas through the written word. Renoir’s portrayal of the young woman’s absorption in her reading material resonates with viewers, reminding us of the transformative power of literature to transport us to new realms of imagination and introspection.

“”The Reader”” stands out as a special painting due to its ability to capture a timeless and relatable moment of solitude and intellectual engagement. Its universal theme and Renoir’s artistic brilliance have contributed to its enduring popularity and recognition in the art world.

In conclusion, “”The Reader”” by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, painted in 1877, is a captivating masterpiece that encapsulates the serenity and introspection found in the act of reading. Through Renoir’s skillful brushwork and attention to detail, the painting transports viewers into a world of tranquility and invites them to reflect on the power of literature as a source of solace and inspiration. Its timeless appeal and universal theme make it a remarkable and special piece in Renoir’s body of work.

Original size:
50 x 68 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

At our art gallery, we take pride in offering comprehensive global shipping to our esteemed clientele. We understand the significance of your art acquisitions and the need to transport them with utmost care. Hence, we are committed to delivering your chosen paintings to any address worldwide and free of any additional charge.

Our reliable courier service partners are experienced in handling precious art pieces and ensure that your painting reaches you in pristine condition. We offer fully insured, door-to-door delivery, providing you with peace of mind that your artwork is protected during transit.

Moreover, to accommodate your unique framing preferences, we offer the distinctive service of sending your purchased artwork directly to any framer across the globe. This enables you to have your painting framed locally by your trusted framer, reducing the risk of damage during transportation.

Regardless of your location or your framer’s, we strive to make the process as seamless as possible. It is our goal to provide exceptional service that caters to your needs and ensures the safe delivery of your valuable artwork.

We invite you to experience our hassle-free, worldwide shipping service, which is aimed at delivering your prized art pieces safely and efficiently, wherever you may be.

Similar paintings

Customer experiences

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great experience
Great experience! The painting was delivered super fast and exceeds my expectations. Vivid colors, beautiful details. Simple ordering procedure on…
Tim Knobben, January 17, 2024
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
A super satisfied customer!
I received my painting today and it looks great! The colors are vibrant and the quality is top notch! Highly…
Dylan Korenromp, December 15, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Highly recommended!
My new painting just arrived and I am really extremely happy with it! It sounds cliché but the painting is…
Sven Korthuis, October 31, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Very satisfied and will definitely order here again in the future.
Painting is exactly what I expected it to be. Price/quality is good and would definitely recommend them. Prompt delivery and…
Bram Lucas, November 24, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Very happy with my painting
Very happy with my painting of my pet. Quality is beyond expectations. Customer service answered my questions well and gave…
Kelly van Haren, November 2, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Received my painting today….
Today received my painting of:The Scream (after Munch) 1984 by Andy Warhol. Very happy with my order. And the quality…
Nicol, November 21, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Incredibly happy with my painting of…
Incredibly happy with my painting of Gustav Klimt! It fits our home perfectly and the delivery went top notch as…
Dian Mastenbroek, November 6, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This already the second time I have had a…
This already the second time I order a painting. Top quality and perfect service. The Mona Lisa hanging in our…
Ali El Habziz, November 4, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
What a surprise
Received today the painting of our dog we ordered. What a surprise! Beautifully painted, brilliant colors and very realistic. Warmly…
Ingrid Wilmink, November 3, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Looks great in our new home
Looks great in our new home! A real work of art and neat delivery
Marije Paus, November 2, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Super nice assortment
Super nice selection and products delivered quickly! Very happy with it!
Luuk Rouwhorst, October 31, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Turned out very beautiful!
JM, November 2, 2023