BOILLY, Louis Léopold
(b. 1761, La Bassé, d. 1845, Paris)

Portrait of Madame Saint-Ange Chevrier in a Landscape

Oil on canvas, 74 x 60 cm
Private collection

Boilly produced between 1800 and 1810 a set of ambitious portrayals, representing models in full and for the most part outdoors, inspired by English paintings in vogue by Reynolds and Gainsborough. In the present portrait the artist excels in the treatment of fabrics, playing with their different hues, nuancing the shine from the satin ribbons, fluffy lightness of feathers on the hat and the relief embroidery adorning the shawl.

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