Portrait of Juliette Récamier

Artist(s) : GERARD François
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Work painted after the portrait begun by David had been abandoned. Just like his teacher, Gérard shows the beautiful Juliette Récamier in a white dress, barefoot, and in a languid pose. But the decor is much more bland, apparently a bathroom in the antique style, recogniseable from the drainage holes in the marble. Madame Récamier has here a much more coquettish look, perhaps closer to her reputation as a great seductress.

Date :
1805
Technique :
oil on canvas
Dimensions :
H = 2.25 m, L = 1.48 m
Place held :
Paris, Carnavalet museum
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