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Madame Crozat de Thiers and Her Daughter

Jean-Marc Nattier (French, 1685-1766)


As one of the leading painters at the court of Louis XV, Jean-Marc Nattier developed a reputation for a type of portraiture in which the sitters are cast in allegorical or mythological roles. In this portrait, the wife and daughter of a prominent Paris banker are endowed with handfuls of blossoms, attributes of Flora, goddess of flowers. In a composition of remarkable simplicity and restraint, Nattier achieves a balance between individual likeness and a generalized image of feminine beauty, rendered with the technical refinement and delicacy of detail which made him such a success at court.

Object Information

artist
Jean-Marc Nattier (French, 1685-1766)
creation date
1733
materials
oil on canvas
dimensions
54-1/4 x 41-1/2 in.
66-1/4 x 53-1/4 x 4-3/4 in. (framed)
accession number
72.132
credit line
Gift of Mrs. Herman C. Krannert
copyright
Public Domain
collection
European Painting and Sculpture Before 1800