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Girl with a Gauze Scarf

Photo credit: The Wallace Collection

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Dateable c.1770, 'Girl with a Gauze Scarf' was acquired by the 4th Marquess of Hertford together with 'Boy with a Dog' (Greuze P419). Yet, although they are framed in the same manner and were once thought to be pendants, they differ in size, handling and approach. 'Girl with a Gauze Scarf' is much simpler in composition and recalls the pastoral shepherdesses of Boucher (q.v.), though treated with the heightened sensibility and focus upon individual expression characteristic of Greuze.

The Wallace Collection

London

  • Date

    c.1770

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    56.3 x 45.4 cm

  • Accession number

    P415

  • Acquisition method

    acquired by Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford, probably after 1851; bequeathed to the nation by Lady Wallace, 1897

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