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Object Name Painting
Title La Toilette (or Morning Sunlight)
Artist Miller, Richard E.
Date 1914 ca.
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions H-40 W-32.5 inches
Signature "Miller"
Signature Location lower right
Provenance Albright Art Gallery, 1914-43
Carlton Palmer, Atlanta
Credit line Museum purchase made possible by Mrs. J. B. Knight, Jr., in memory of her husband.
Accession Number G.1955.77
On view: yes
Label information Richard E. Miller was especially known for his paintings of female figures in sunlit interiors. La Toilette reveals a young woman seated at her dressing table, looking at her reflection in a mirror she is holding. A cup and saucer and a glass cruet on the table create a beautiful still life. Beyond the glass doors is a sunlit garden painted with short, broken brushwork. This style of painting recalls the influence of Impressionism and Claude Monet, a close friend. The bold palette of bright reds, greens and yellows and the elegant, sensuous figure makes this a classic Impressionist work of art.
Search Terms Art Educator
Interior Scene
National Academy of Design