Julie Manet is a famous French artist who has known many famous portrait painters since childhood. At a young age, Pierre Auguste Renoir wanted to paint her.
The girl was a versatile child, she was fond of not only drawing, but also loved to dance and sing. The artist offered to portray her in his arms with his beloved pet. Pierre had a special love for these animals, many of his works are a variety of cats.
The artist sat the girl in a large chair. She was wearing a white dress with expensive gold trim. The round baby face is turned slightly to the side. The look does not look at the viewer, she seemed to be thinking. But the cat has become the key object of the picture. It seems that the animal’s muzzle broke into a smile. The cat is clearly tricolor and very happy. She is very good to sit on the hands of a young mistress. It is possible that at the moment of posing she purrs a little purr in gratitude.
The thoughtful girl lowered her big eyes. Her hair is gathered in a ponytail, she gently wrapped her pet in her thin arms. In the background, the viewer notices a motley wallpaper with a floral motif. The portrait turned out to be tender and attractive. There is a blush on the cheeks, it is possible that the young beauty is a little embarrassed or tired.
Julie will appear in several works by this artist. She is always serene and attractive. She poses for many artists, her mother painted her daughter several times. Perhaps this influenced the choice of the future. She became a successful artist, whose works are known throughout the world.