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French: 'Portrait of a Lady (Madame de Gléon?)'

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Room A: Paintings after 1600

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.

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