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Portrait of the Maistre Sisters

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1796

Artist:

Antoine-Jean Gros
French, 1771-1835

About this artwork

In this captivating double portrait, the fashionable Maistre sisters appear in complementary flowing muslin gowns and delicate gold jewelry. Ninette, in black, wraps her arm delicately yet protectively around her sister Suzette’s waist as both look out toward the viewer. French painter Antoine-Jean Gros created the visual sensation of a gentle breeze by animating the sitters’ gauze-like draperies and chestnut curls. Dense foliage, at times blending in with the curls, frames the pair and opens onto a gleaming landscape background.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Baron Antoine Jean Gros

Title

Portrait of the Maistre Sisters

Place

France (Artist's nationality)

Date

1796

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

a Génes 1796 (lower right, inscribed in the wet paint with the butt end of the brush)

Dimensions

43.2 × 31.2 cm (17 × 12 1/4")

Credit Line

Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection

Reference Number

1990.110

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