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Adélaïde Labille-Guiard

Portrait of Madame Clodion (1764-1841) by Adélaïde Labille-Guiard (11 April 1749 – 24 April 1803), also known as Adélaïde Labille-Guiard des Vertus.

The artist was a French miniaturist and portrait painter.

Among the public collections holding works by Adélaïde Labille-Guiard are the Getty Museum, the Phoenix Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, the Honolulu Museum of Art, Kimbell Art Museum (Fort Worth, Texas), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), the National Museum in Warsaw, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, D.C.), the Speed Art Museum (Kentucky) and Versailles

Frame 31″ x 27″

A well-known work Portrait of Madame Clodion (shown below) is in the Musée du Louvre.

In that painting Madame Clodion is facing different direction, different light, and many small details are different.  We do not know how these two paintings are related. They’re both painted with gouache. Gouache was widely used as a quick way to produce quality painting. It’s possible that our painting was done by one of Adélaïde Labille-Guiard’s female assistants during the same sitting.

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The painting can be previewed in Manhattan with prior arrangement


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