Jean-Marc Nattier

Portrait of a Woman in Grey

Portrait of a Woman in Grey
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Author: Jean-Marc Nattier
Portraiture, Painting, Oil on canvas, 80x64 cm
Origin: France, Early 18th century

Here we see the refinement and grace typical of the Rococo portrait, of which Nattier was a leading exponent. The artist chose his elegant, soft colours, dominated by the pearly-grey of the woman's dress, not on the basis of nature but in agreement with a decorative system very similar to that applied to Rococo interiors. This mysterious Woman in Grey is possibly Louise-Adelaide d'Orleans , daughter of the French Regent Philippe d'Orleans. She entered a convent in 1719.

Style: Rococo
Source of entry: Collection of P. P. Durnovo, 1920
Exibition: French Art: 15th - 18th centuries

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