A Girl
A Girl

A Girl

Author: Andriolis Mykolas Elvyras, 1836 - 1893

Created: 1872.

Material / technique: paper, pencil.

Dimensions:  21x17 cm.

Signature: Andriolli / 1872 (in the bottom-right corner of the painting). 

This image of a girl is undoubtedly a portrait, but it is remarkable not just for the clearly pictured personal features, but also for qualities that are typical of the romantic representation of the ideal of the child. It is clear that the artist, like his contemporaries, thought that the large-eyed, puffy-cheeked, curly-haired, naïve, innocent and trustingly smiling creature was a charming girl, who would acquire the individuality inherent to every personality only with age. If it were not for the frock with a high waist and a bodice, even the gender of the child would be difficult to tell.

Reference:  "More Than Just Beauty. The Image of Woman in the LAWIN collection." Compiled by G. Jankevičiūtė. Vilnius, LAWIN, 2012. 

Exhibitions: “More Than Just Beauty: The Image of Woman in the LAWIN collection”, 12 October – 11 November 2012, National Gallery of Art; Vilnius  Exhibition of the Fine Arts Collection of Edmundas Armoška "Outcrops of Lithuanian Art 16th–21th Centuries" 2008 July 3 - August 31, Lithuanian Art Museum, Vilnius.

Published: "More Than Just Beauty. The Image of Woman in the LAWIN collection." Compiled by G. Jankevičiūtė. Vilnius, LAWIN, 2012, Kat. No. 82, P. 94; "Outcrops of Lithuanian Art 16th–21th Centuries", Vilnius  Exhibition of the Fine Arts Collection of Edmundas Armoška, Vilnius: Lithuanian Art Museum, 2008 Kat. No. II, 9, P. 87; "RES PUBLICA" The art collection of the law firm Ellex Valiunas. Compiler R. Jononienė. Vilnius, 2018, Cat. No. 10, P. 213.