Category:Madame de Pastoret and Her Son (Jacques-Louis David - Art Institute of Chicago)

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Madame de Pastoret and Her Son (Jacques-Louis David - Art Institute of Chicago)
Jacques-Louis David: Portrait of Madame Pastoret  wikidata:Q3399482 
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creator QS:P170,Q83155
Jacques-Louis David: Portrait of Madame Pastoret
Object type painting
Genre portrait
Description
Caption from the museum

The volatile events leading to the French Revolution make the date of Jacques-Louis David’s warm, fresh portrait of Adélaïde de Pastoret impossible to determine with certainty. They also probably account for the portrait’s unfinished state. David, a renowned Neoclassical painter, was at the time an ardent revolutionary; Madame de Pastoret was the wife of a staunch royalist. The sittings must have occurred after the birth, early in 1791, of her son, who is portrayed asleep by her side, and before her brief imprisonment during the Reign of Terror in 1792. Here David completed the stippled, almost monochromatic underpainting but did not create the stark, enamel-smooth surface that is characteristic of his finished paintings. He did not even get far enough to place a needle and thread in Madame de Pastoret’s hand. Nevertheless, this large portrait of unaffected domesticity captures the youthful mother with charm as well as dignity and displays David’s skill as a portraitist. Objecting to David’s revolutionary ideals, Madame de Pastoret (who became the marquise de Pastoret in 1817) refused the painting during the artist’s lifetime. After David’s death, she had her son, by then an adult, purchase the portrait from the artist’s estate.

Depicted people Q15615032
Date 1791
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Height: 130 cm (51.1 ″); Width: 97 cm (38.1 ″)
dimensions QS:P2048,+130U174728;P2049,+97U174728
institution QS:P195,Q239303
Current location
Gallery 218
Accession number
Credit line Clyde M. Carr Fund and Major Acquisitions Endowment, 1967.228
References http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/exhibitions/Rococo/Madame
Portrait of Madame Pastoret 
painting by Jacques-Louis David
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LocationArt Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
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  • 1791
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  • 97 cm
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  • 130 cm
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