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  • Girl with a Doll

    Artist:
    Greuze, Jean-Baptiste. 1725-1805
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    65x55 cm

Greuze, Jean-Baptiste. 1725-1805

Girl with a Doll

France, 1750s

In the middle of the 18th century French painters began to depict the people of the Third Estate - the commoners - often artisans, working families and the poor. Here we see a small girl from some poor area of Paris, wearing her modest dress and with a serious expression in her far from childish eyes, clutching one of her few and thus treasured toys to her breast. The painting was taken from the life, or perhaps from a drawing taken from the life. Although the artist in fact put little store by portraiture as a genre, his portraits are works of great charm which yet seem to create a very truthful picture of the sitters.

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Girl with a Doll

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oil

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65x55 cm

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Entered the Hermitage in 1922; transferred from the Academy of Fine Arts

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ГЭ-3689

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