Adélaïde Labille-Guiard's Pastel Studies of the Mesdames de France

  title={Ad{\'e}la{\"i}de Labille-Guiard's Pastel Studies of the Mesdames de France},
  author={Mary Sprinson de Jes{\'u}s},
  journal={Metropolitan Museum Journal},
  pages={157 - 172}
  • Mary Sprinson de Jesús
  • Published 2008
  • Art
  • Metropolitan Museum Journal
  • Apastel portrait representing Madame Elisabeth, the youngest sister of King Louis XVI of France, was recently given to The Metropolitan Museum of Art by Mrs. Frederick M. Stafford. A study for a painting by Adelaide Labille-Guiard (1749-1803) exhibited at the 1787 Salon, this reticent, informal likeness of the young princess (Figure 1) offers a glimpse of the artistic, political, and social forces at work in France during that uneasy period leading up to the Revolution. Considered in relation… CONTINUE READING


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