Jean Michel de Grilleau

The sitter was born in 1708 and died in 1769. Tocqué's probable original is recorded as still in the family possession in 1939; it shows Grilleau wearing the ribbon of the Order of Saint Michel, which he obtained in 1746.

This picture is probably only a studio copy. The sitter is not wearing the Saint Michel, which was therefore probably added about 1746 to the original portrait.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1696 - 1772
Full title
Jean Michel de Grilleau
Date made
probably 1740-6
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
81.3 x 66 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1924
Inventory number
NG3964
Location in Gallery