Mademoiselle Ferrand meditiert über Newton

Mademoiselle Ferrand meditiert über Newton

More about this artwork
The woman portrayed was a member of a very wealthy and erudite Parisian family. Here, she is in her boudoir wearing a dressing gown and bonnet, sitting at her dressing table, upon which there are no make-up accessories, but instead, an open folio volume. It can be inferred from the title that it is a work by Newton that she is reading in French, and she seems to be discussing it with the person opposite her. The painting is not only one of the artist¿s most outstanding masterpieces; it is also evidence of the superior education of women during the Enlightenment.
Displayed
AP OG Saal XIIb
Inventory Number
HUW 6
Birth year of the artist
1704
Year the artist deceased
1788
Dimensions of the object
73,5 x 60,3 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Pastell
Genre
Malerei
Origin
Dauerleihgabe der HypoVereinsbank, Member of UniCredit. - 1966 erworben durch die Bayerische Hypotheken- und Wechsel-Bank.
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Maurice-Quentin de La Tour, Mademoiselle Ferrand meditiert über Newton, um 1752, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/bwx062OGm8 (Last updated on 08.10.2020)

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