ODEVAERE, Joseph-Denis
(b. 1775, Bruges, d. 1830, Bruxelles)

Portrait of a Lady

Oil on canvas, 207 x 164 cm
Private collection

This painting, said to be showing Madame Vigier and her son, hung in the Grand Salon in the Château de Grand-Vaux situated just outside Paris. The château belonged to Pierre Vigier (1760-1817) who, after the Revolution, became the director of the Société des Bains Publics in Paris.

The painting is signed and dated lower left J. Odevaere/1805.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 14 minutes):
George Frideric Handel: Concerto for harp, lute and theorbo in B flat major