Portrait of Madame Gabrielle Marcotte de Quivières

Théodore Chassériau French

Not on view

In 1845 Chassériau was asked to make a portrait drawing of his friend Louis Marcotte de Quivières, a young aristocrat who collected paintings by Ingres. Chassériau also sketched this portrait of Marcotte de Quivières’s wife, Gabrielle. It is affectionately inscribed as a gift to her husband. The drawing is remarkable for the reserve and modesty with which it portrays a young sitter of such wealth and privilege.
As with other drawings by Chassériau, the artist’s debt to Ingres is unmistakable. Chassériau entered Ingres’s studio at the age of eleven.

Portrait of Madame Gabrielle Marcotte de Quivières, Théodore Chassériau (French, Le Limon, Saint-Domingue, West Indies 1819–1856 Paris), Graphite on white wove paper darkened to buff, mounted on stiff paper

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