Marie-Joseph Peyre, 1730–1785
  • Marie-Joseph Peyre, 1730–1785

    TitleMarie-Joseph Peyre, 1730–1785
  • Technique/ MaterialPastel on paper
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 63 x 53 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 98 x 73,5 x 16 cm
  • DatingMade 1771
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Suzanne Roslin, French, born 1734-03-09, dead 1772-08-31
  • Depicted PersonFrench, born 1730, dead 1785-08-11, dead 1785 or 1788
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Geographical originFrance
  • Inventory No.NMB 2603
  • AcquisitionPurchase funded by Hedda & N.D Qvist Fund
  • Description
    Images and media

    The art critic Denis Diderot considered Marie Suzanne Giroust a more accomplished pastellist than her husband, Alexander Roslin. With Maurice Quentin de La Tour as her teacher, she developed great skill in the rendering of fabrics and a technical brilliance based on pastel strokes that left clearly visible traces. All of this can be seen in her portrait of the architect Peyre, which was shown at the Paris Salon of 1771.