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  • At the Entrance

    Artist:
    Boilly, Louis-Léopold. 1761-1845
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    40x31 cm

Boilly, Louis-Léopold. 1761-1845

At the Entrance

France, Between 1796 and 1798

Just an everyday episode... Two young women have come to a halt at the entrance to a house as they wait to be received. The elder holds herself confidently. Overcoming her diffidence, she rings at the door. The younger is clearly embarrassed and looks at a tiny dog. Documentary precision in the recording of costumes and hairstyles of the period of the Directoire is combined in Boilly's work with a fine revealing of his characters' inner feelings. The composition of the painting, the refined colour-scheme and virtuoso treatment of elegant clothing betray the influence of the Old Masters, first of all of 17th-century Dutch genre painters.

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At the Entrance

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oil

Dimensions:

40x31 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1931; transferred from the Sheremetev Palace Museum collection in Leningrad

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-6643

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