Woman at a Piano (c.1870s). Giovanni Boldini (Italian, 1842-1931). Oil on panel.
The interior décor resembles that of other Boldini works, including another Woman at a Piano. The gleaming wood of the instrument with its gold candelabra, the floral pattered rug, and bright blue upholstered chair appear in both paintings, suggesting this is a space Boldini knew well. In the carefully-organized composition, expressive brushwork invigorates the scene.