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The Lady with the Veil. The Artist's Wife Marie Suzanne Giroust
  • The Lady with the Veil. The Artist's Wife Marie Suzanne Giroust

    TitleThe Lady with the Veil. The Artist's Wife Marie Suzanne Giroust
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 65 x 54 cm
    Frame: (h x b) 80 x 69 cm
  • DatingSigned 1768
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Alexander Roslin, Swedish, born 1718, dead 1793
  • Depicted PersonSuzanne Roslin, French, born 1734-03-09, dead 1772-08-31
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NM 4098
  • AcquisitionGift 1945 Kooperativa Förbundet and Ms Hildegard Tamm
  • Collection Mode och dräkter
  • Description
    Artist/Maker
    Images and media

    The veiled beauty in Alexander Roslin’s portrait is his wife, Marie Suzanne Giroust, who was herself a prominent artist. She is dressed for a fancy-dress ball, in the Bolognese style. The attraction of this image builds very much on a play of opposites, such as intimate–inaccessible and seductive–reserved. The Lady with the Veil is one of the Nationalmuseum’s best-known paintings. It was exhibited in Paris in 1769, along with another portrait by Roslin, of a woman in African costume.