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

Portrait of a Lady

Oil on canvas, 42 x 33 cm
Private collection

Boilly is mainly known for his remarkable genre scenes. However, he also specialized in portraiture. In the first period of his career he painted only portraits in bust-length format, but later he introduced also full and three-quarter length portraits in which he placed the sitters in landscape settings.

The sitter of this portrait is not identified, in spite of the inscription on the stretcher which reads "Mme Vincent amie de Boilly."

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