Sketch of a Woman in Bridal Dress

Tradition states that the figure is wearing bridal attire, but it has also been noted that she may be dressed for a ball. The picture can be linked with Corot's numerous images of solitary women in pensive attitudes. The sombre tonality and modelling of the face are reminiscent of Rembrandt.

The oval edge is perhaps intended to suggest the frame of a mirror.

Key facts

Artist dates
1796 - 1875
Full title
Sketch of a Woman in Bridal Dress
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
36.2 x 27 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1934
Inventory number
Location in Gallery