GREUZE, Jean-Baptiste
(b. 1725, Tournus, d. 1805, Paris)

Fear, Expression Head

Pastel on beige paper, 40 x 30 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

In this pastel study the artist brilliantly captures the sense of someone suddenly recoiling in fright and dread. The face contrasts with Greuze's frequently languid expressions of young girls' heads.