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  • A Woman Painter

    Artist:
    Boilly, Louis-Léopold. 1761-1845
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    40,5x32,0 cm

Boilly, Louis-Léopold. 1761-1845

A Woman Painter

France, Middle of the 1780s

Boilly was perhaps the most important of the French genre painters in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and his small paintings depicting modern life were extremely popular with his contemporaries. Showing here a woman painter in her studio, surrounded by the many attributes of the art of painting and sculpture, he followed the tradition of the age of the Renaissance. The picture is a characteristic example of Boilly's early work, containing distant echoes of the mannered Rococo style. The pretty, doll-like face of the artist with its charmingly sly smile, her gracious pose and coquettish turn of her head all recall paintings of women by Fragonard, while the objects in the studio recall Chardin's still-lifes on the subject of the attributes of the arts.

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A Woman Painter

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oil

Dimensions:

40,5x32,0 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1921; transferred from the Grand Palace at Peterhof; formerly in the Own Dacha at Peterhof

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-5662

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