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A Girl
Jean-Baptiste Greuze

This girl lightly clasps a transparent gauze veil and gazes off beyond the picture plane. She appears to be outside, in front of a stormy sky.

Greuze often painted young women in similar poses. Here, the girl’s dress has slipped, revealing her breast.

Key facts
Artist Jean-Baptiste Greuze
Artist dates 1725 - 1805
Full title A Girl
Date made about 1800
Medium and support Oil on mahogany
Dimensions 45.7 x 38.1 cm
Acquisition credit Bequeathed by Richard Simmons, 1847
Inventory number NG206
Location in Gallery Not on display
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