The sitter's identification is traditional. Geneviève Savalette, Marquise de Gléon (about 1732 - 1795), was a writer and amateur actress. The dress and hair-style date to about 1760. The traditional attribution to Greuze is a possibility but a firm attribution is problematic due to damage on the face and neck.

Key facts

Artist
Full title
Portrait of a Lady (Madame de Gléon?)
Date made
about 1760
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
64.1 x 54.6 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Emilie Yznaga, 1945
Inventory number
NG5584
Location in Gallery