Alexandrine-Emilie (1780 - 1847) was the daughter of the architect Alexandre-Theodore Brongniart. Brogniart was a friend of the artist who briefly took refuge in his Paris house during the turbulent autumn of 1789.

The apparent age of the sitter suggests that the picture dates from the late 1780s and it seems to be that exhibited at the Salon of 1789.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1755 - 1842
Full title
Mademoiselle Brongniart
Date made
1788
Medium and support
Oil on oak
Dimensions
65.1 x 53.3 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Sir Bernard Eckstein, 1948
Inventory number
NG5871
Location in Gallery