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Portrait of a Young Boy with Blue Eyes

A work made of pastel on blue laid paper, laid down on fabric, stretched on a wooden stretcher.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of pastel on blue laid paper, laid down on fabric, stretched on a wooden stretcher.

Date:

c. 1750

Artist:

Jean-Baptiste Perronneau
French, 1715-1783

About this artwork

Jean Baptiste Perronneau was one of the most unique portraitists in oil or pastel of the eighteenth century. He worked throughout Europe and Russia, but died a pauper in Holland. One of his most compelling early works is this pastel portrait. In this animated expression of youth, Perronneau used green shading to attain a naturalistic, lively face.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Jean-Baptiste Perronneau

Title

Portrait of a Young Boy with Blue Eyes

Place

France (Artist's nationality)

Date

1745–1755

Medium

Pastel on blue laid paper, laid down on fabric, stretched on a wooden stretcher

Inscriptions

Signed lower right, in black chalk: "Perronneau"; inscribed on the back of frame, in a contemporary hand: "Ce pastel a été fixé par Loriot"

Dimensions

45.2 × 37.4 cm (17 13/16 × 14 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

The Regenstein Collection

Reference Number

1995.283

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