YOUNG WOMAN IN A WHITE HAT ONE

Young Woman in a White Hat, about 1780, by Jean Baptiste Greuze

Oil on canvas. 22.38 x 18.25 in. (56.8 x 46.5 cm.). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The young woman,
more elegantly presented

"Although best known for his moralizing scenes of middle-class domestic life and sentimental images of children, Greuze also painted beautiful and compelling portraits. Captured with a subtle palette of soft grays and flesh tones, this unidentified young woman . . . ." -- Museum description.


The painting as exhibited in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

YOUNG WOMAN


Painter:Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805), France
Museum:Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Camera work:March 1994. Nikon EM SLR 50mm, handheld without flash. Permission of the Museum for no-flash picture-taking is appreciated.

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From the Gardener: Louis Chor. Canada, August 1997. Revised July 2013