Louis-Leopold Boilly

At the Entrance

At the Entrance
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Author: Louis-Leopold Boilly
Genre Painting, Painting, Oil on panel, 40x31 cm
Origin: France, Between 1796 and 1798

Just an everyday episode... Two young women have come to a halt at the entrance to a house as they wait to be recived. The elder holds herself confidently. Overcoming her diffidence, she rings at the door. The younger is clearly embarassed and looks at a tiny dog. Documentary precision in the recording of costumes and hairstyles of the period of the Directoire are combined in Boilly's work with a fine understanding of and desire to reveal his characters' inner feelings.

Style: Neo-Classicism
Source of entry: Sheremetev Palace Museum, Leningrad, 1931
Exibition: French Art: 19th - 20th centuries

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