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 an early 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