The Wallace Collection

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Portrait of a Woman
  • Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725 - 1805)
  • Portrait of a Woman
  • France
  • 1770s
  • Painting
  • Oil on canvas
  • Image size: 49.6 x 39.3 cm
  • P413
  • Study
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  • A beautiful portrait painting by the artist that offers a good insight into his painting technique. The sitter has formerly been identified as Sophie Arnould (1744-1802) the foremost actress-singers of her day. There is no positive evidence for the identification before 1843, and the the portrait is not particularly close to documented portraits of the actress.