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

Bust of Young Woman (La Reveuse)

Oil on canvas, 46 x 38 cm
Private collection

The subject of a young woman depicted partially undressed, with her breasts exposed, is typical of Greuze's unique mixture of voluptuousness and dreamy reflection that he first developed circa 1765, and subsequently repeated on numerous occasions through a wide range of variants.