Pierre-Auguste Renoir painted Lady at the Piano in 1875, the year after his initial acclaim at the impressionist exhibition in 1874. It depicts a woman sitting playing the piano. The dress worn by the woman indicates that this must be her house, as she would not have left the house wearing only this. The background of the painting is fuzzy, ensuring that focus is kept on the lady and her piano.
The painting is done in the characteristic visible strokes of Renoir. Moreover, the focus on colors over lines is very clear in this painting, as often seen in the earlier works of Renoir.
Lady at the Piano is today at the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.