(b. 1725, Tournus, d. 1805, Paris)
La Polonaise (A Polish Beauty)c. 1765
Oil on canvas, 45 x 38 cm
The term "à la polonaise" in reference to eighteenth-century dress usually implied the addition of fur as a lining or edging of female garments. In the present case, however, the fur appears independent of the subject's coat.