- This painting presents one of Ritman’s favorite motifs—a boudoir with a loosely draped young woman at an open window. In this rendition, the window reveals a backdrop of brilliant foliage that contrasts with the softer touch Ritman used to portray the model. This is particularly noticeable in the delicate, fluid treatment of her face and hands.
- Raised in Chicago, Ritman spent nearly 20 years working in the artists’ colony at Giverny. There he was inspired by images of women posed in interiors and private gardens made by fellow Americans Richard Miller and Frederick Frieseke. In 1913 Ritman adopted these subjects as well.
Pennsylvania collection; (Christie's, New York, New York 02 December 1988); (Spanierman Gallery of New York, New York); Jane and Andrew Paine Indianapolis, Indiana; partial gift to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1997, gift completed in 2015.