Mme de Souscarrière (?) and her Page

This sitter was formerly identified as Charlotte Amelia (1649-1722), daughter of the Landgrave of Hesse-Rheinfels. It now seems more likely, however, that this portrait depicts Madame de Soucarière (dates unknown). The sitter is certainly lavishly dressed: her outfit is heavily embroidered with gold and silver thread, and pearls and heron’s feathers adorn her headdress.

Key facts

Artist dates
1656 - 1746
Full title
Mme de Souscarrière (?) and her Page
Date made
probably 1729
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
136.5 x 104.1 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1924
Inventory number
Location in Gallery