Mlle Irene Cahen d’Anvers is an 1880 painting in the Impressionist style by the leading French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir. This work is located in the Foundation E.G. Bührle Collection in Zürich, Switzerland.
Irène Cahen d’Anvers was born in 1880 into a wealthy and prominent Jewish banking family. Her parents were Louis Cahen d’Anvers, a banker, and Louise Cahen d’Anvers. The Cahen d’Anvers family was well-connected in French society and was known for its patronage of the arts.
Renoir’s portrait of Irène Cahen d’Anvers is a striking example of the artist’s talent and his ability to capture the innocence and charm of his subjects. The painting depicts Irène at the age of around eight, elegantly dressed in a white gown with a blue sash. Her pose is informal, sitting with her hands folded, exuding a sense of natural grace.