GRIMOU, Alexis
(b. 1678, Argenteuil, d. 1733, Paris)

Young Pilgrim Girl

1725-26
Oil on canvas, 82 x 64 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

The little girl's identity is made manifest by her pilgrim's staff and scallop shell, symbol of the shrine of Santiago (St James) in Compostela, Spain. Not a portrait, this was one of Grimou's most popular subjects, which he sold with its pendant, a young pilgrim boy.