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Portrait of Marie-Gabrielle Capet

A work made of black and white chalks, with touches of red chalk, on tan laid paper, laid down on cream wove paper, with margins in blue laid paper and pen and iron gall ink.
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  • A work made of black and white chalks, with touches of red chalk, on tan laid paper, laid down on cream wove paper, with margins in blue laid paper and pen and iron gall ink.

Date:

1790

Artist:

François-André Vincent
French, 1746-1816

About this artwork

When François-André Vincent made this endearing portrait of Marie-Gabrielle Capet in 1790, he had just been appointed professor at the Royal Academy and curator of the king’s drawings collection. Capet came from Lyons to Paris to study with Vincent’s life-long companion, the portraitist and miniaturist Adélaïde Labille-Guiard. Capet became her favorite pupil, then their housemate and model, and ultimately their caretaker in old age. The artist’s use of three chalks and deliberate grace reflects the preceding era of the Rococo more than the severity of the Neoclassical, revolutionary era.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

François-Andre Vincent

Title

Portrait of Marie-Gabrielle Capet

Origin

France

Date

1790

Medium

Black and white chalks, with touches of red chalk, on tan laid paper, laid down on cream wove paper, with margins in blue laid paper and pen and iron gall ink

Inscriptions

Signed recto, lower left, in pen and brown ink: "Vincent / Paris 1790–"; lower right, in pen and brown ink: "a Mlle Capet / Vincent 1815" [crossed out in graphite]; lower center, in graphite: "monture vert . . . / Monture vert et Sculpt ancien" [?]

Dimensions

462 × 440 mm (primary support); 588 × 512 mm (secondary support)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.1041

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