Portrait of Madame Anne-Jeanne Cassanéa de Mondonville, née Boucon (1708-1780)

A work made of pastel on blue-gray laid paper, laid down on canvas and wrapped around a strainer, enlarged by the artist with a band of paper about 3 cm high.
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  • A work made of pastel on blue-gray laid paper, laid down on canvas and wrapped around a strainer, enlarged by the artist with a band of paper about 3 cm high.

Date:

c. 1752

Artist:

Maurice Quentin de Latour
French, 1704-1788

About this artwork

In 1747, the noted violinist and com.poser JeanJoseph Cassanéa de Mondonville married Anne-Jeanne Boucon (1708-1780), the daughter of a great art collector and herself a noted musician. She asked La Tour to make her likeness, but claimed she could only pay half his usual rate. It is said that La Tour drew this complex, powerful portrait in just ,one sitting. When Mme de Mondonville sent him. the amount she had promised, their friendship was ruptured.

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Prints and Drawings, Gallery 216

Artist

Maurice Quentin de Latour

Title

Portrait of Madame Anne-Jeanne Cassanéa de Mondonville, née Boucon (1708-1780)

Origin

France

Date

1752

Medium

Pastel on blue-gray laid paper, laid down on canvas and wrapped around a strainer, enlarged by the artist with a band of paper about 3 cm high

Dimensions

660 × 550 mm

Credit Line

Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection

Reference Number

2001.53

Extended information about this artwork

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