Portrait of a Woman, known as the 'Marquise d'Anglure'
Not on view
The 18th-century French artist Jean-Baptiste Perronneau is recognized as a towering master of pastel portraiture, specifically for his ability to capture beauty and depth through the harmonious use of colors and the delicate treatment of light effects. In this portrait of a lady, traditionally identified as the Marquise d'Anglure, the artist handled the chalks with flicking strokes to produce a shimmering silvery result, as seen in the sitter's hairdo and blue dress. One of the highlights of the Museum's drawing collection, this work is still preserved in its original 18th century frame.
- Jean-Baptiste Perroneau (1715-1783)
- Portrait of a Woman, known as the 'Marquise d'Anglure'
- ca. 1780
- Object Type
- Pastel on blue paper mounted on canvas
- 24 3/16 x 19 in. (61.5 x 48.2 cm)
- Credit Line
- Gift from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John Jay Ide
- Accession Number