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Madame Lefranc Painting Her Husband Charles Lefranc
  • Madame Lefranc Painting Her Husband Charles Lefranc

    TitleMadame Lefranc Painting Her Husband Charles Lefranc
  • Technique/ MaterialWatercolour and gouache on ivory
  • DimensionsMått [dager]: (diam) 6,5 cm
    Ram [med hänge]: (h x b x dj) 13,5 x 10,8 x 1,6 cm
  • DatingSigned 1779
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, French, born 1749-04-11, dead 1803-04-24
  • CategoryPaintings, Miniatures
  • Inventory No.NMB 2625
  • AcquisitionPurchase 2013 Hjalmar and Anna Wicander Fund
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    Miniature portraits by Adélaïde Labille-Guiard are rare. This portrayal of a woman painting her husband’s portrait was executed five years after Labille-Guiard’s debut in 1774. Like many other women, she realised early on that miniature portraits provided a secure living. Her teacher was François-Élie Vincent, a Swiss neighbour of her father’s fashion boutique in Paris. Labille-Guiard later began to make pastels that she often repeated in a smaller format.