Henrietta Shore

Girl in Furs

c. 1908
Shore was trained under Canadian Impressionist Laura Muntz Lyall, though she spent much of her career in California where she received her first full retrospective in 1913 – an impressive accomplishment for a female artist at the time. In the early 20th century, stylish hats and furs represented the ideal in femininity: progressive, but not political; glamorizing female independence, without straying from domesticity and traditional mores.
Title
Girl in Furs
Date
c. 1908
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas, mounted on hardboard
Dimensions
81.4 x 63.6 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1997
Rights
Photo © NGC
Accession number
39041