It was described as the first painting by the artist presented to Polish audience, according to Henryk Piątkowski. Although not acclaimed by critics, it was very innovative at that time with subtle colours, neutral tones and unique composition.
The composition clearly refers to Whistler's Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1. Boznańska become acquainted with his art during her studies in Munich. The artist used several tones of just few colours.
The pose and subtle reserve of the sitter alludes to the style of Velázquez. She also employed the same technique of dabs or brushstrokes of pure color intended to blend into a strikingly realistic image.The voluminous crinoline of Velázquez's infantas is replaced with an umbrella. The girl had gathered some flowers on a rainy day of spring.
The artist, who excelled in the portraiture, made full use of her artistic and analytical skills in the present portrait. Just as Velázquez she was too honest to flatter. Pale countenance of the model and not very attractive face contribute to this effect. There is a particular focus on the figure emphasized with a tight bodice. Harmonic and refined palette proofs Boznańka's skills as a colourist.
The painting depicting a young sitting woman with an umbrella was presented in the Warsaw's Krywult Salon in 1889. Soon the title From a walk was conceived. It was acquired in 1920 by the National Museum in Kraków from the collection of Feliks Jasieński.
oil on canvas, 1889, 161.5 × 100 cm (63.6 × 39.4 in), inventory number MNK II-b-884, currently not on permanent display, Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie (MNK)
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