Portrait of a Woman - Art by Jean-Marc Nattier
See this artwork in context
View In Room
1 of 2 images

Jean-Marc Nattier
Portrait of a Woman

ca. 1855

About

After Jean-Marc Nattier (French 1685-1766) "Portrait of a Woman" ca. 1855 Pastel on Paper 37.5" x 29" inches framed 29.5" x 21.5" inches unframed French portrait painter. His father, Marc (c. 1642-1705), was a painter and his mother, Marie Courtois (c. 1655-1703), was a miniaturist. He was one of the most successful artists at the court of Louis XV, excelling in the vogue for painting women in mythological or allegorical fancy dress - or undress - transforming his matrons into goddesses (Mme de Lambesc as Minerva, Louvre, Paris, 1737). His portraits are little concerned with individual characterization, but they show fluency, vivacity, and a relaxed charm. He was at his best with women and has been accused of 'painting with make-up', a comment that suggests the pastel-like delicacy of his handling. Taste was turning against him towards the end of his career and some of his later work shows signs of fatigue. His brother Jean-Baptiste was also a painter; he committed suicide after being expelled by the Académie.

Details

  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    Condition reports are provided to our clients only upon request. While our specialist strive for accuracy, any condition report is an opinion and Osuna Art & Antiques shall not be liable for any omission or error with regard to an item's description.
  • Dimensions

    H 37.5 in. x W 29 in. x D 1 in.

    H 95.25 cm x W 73.66 cm x D 2.54 cm

  • Gallery location
    Kensington, MD
  • Reference number
    LU2103134323
  • Seller reference number
    Inventory no. 19TH-20

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

5 / 5
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2013
Located in Kensington, MD
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Portrait of a Violinist
Unknown
18th Century and Earlier Old Masters Paintings
Oil, Canvas
Portrait of St. Francis Borgia
Cristobal de Villalpando
17th Century Baroque Portrait Paintings
Copper
Cleopatra Testing Poison on Condemned Prisoners
Alexandre Cabanel
19th Century Romantic Figurative Paintings
Canvas, Oil
Edinburgh. A view of the Old Town, taken from P...
John Heaviside Clark
19th Century Romantic Landscape Prints
Color, Aquatint
You May Also Like
Romolo Tessari - Signed Italian 20th Century Wa...
Romolo Tessari
20th Century Romantic Portrait Paintings
Watercolor
Rage on my beating black heart
Schalk van der Merwe
21st Century and Contemporary Other Art Style Portrait Paintings
Paper, Charcoal, Oil Pastel, Mixed Media, Acrylic
Not so funny now
Schalk van der Merwe
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings
Paper, Charcoal, Oil Pastel, Mixed Media, Acrylic
Ragvaal's Capture, 2017 by Carl Karni-Bain, acr...
Bai (Carl Karni-Bain)
2010s Outsider Art Portrait Paintings
Paper, Oil Crayon, Acrylic, Oil Pastel
Ragvaal Picking Berries, 2017 by Carl Karni-Bai...
Bai (Carl Karni-Bain)
2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings
Paper, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel, Acrylic
Hel Sitting on the Throne, 2017 by Carl Karni-B...
Bai (Carl Karni-Bain)
2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings
Paper, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel, Acrylic
Magnus Receives Ransom Note, 2017 by Carl Karni...
Bai (Carl Karni-Bain)
2010s Contemporary Portrait Paintings
Paper, Oil Crayon, Oil Pastel, Acrylic
Judaica Pastel Portrait Rabbi Painting WPA Era ...
Bernard Gussow
1940s American Realist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors
Oil Pastel

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries