Marie Joséphine Charlotte du Val d'Ognes (died 1868)

Artist: Marie Denise Villers (French, Paris 1774–1821 Paris (?))

Date: 1801

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 63 1/2 x 50 5/8in. (161.3 x 128.6cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher Collection, Bequest of Isaac D. Fletcher, 1917

Accession Number: 17.120.204

Description

At one time ascribed to Jacques Louis David, this engaging image has most recently been identified as the work of Marie Denise Villers. Although little known today, Villers was a gifted pupil of Anne Louis Girodet-Trioson (1767–1824) and exhibited in the Salons, where her portraits attracted attention.

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