Oct 28, 2008




Louis Rolland Trinquesse

(French, c. 1746–c. 1800)

Sanguine on white woven paper

Support: Cream laid paper, laid down on cream wove paper

Sheet: 36 x 24.5 cm (14 3/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Bequest of Muriel Butkin 2008.364



Although Trinquesse painted in oil, he is best known today for the series of red chalk drawings of full-length female figures in domestic settings to which this sheet belongs. These works fall somewhere between portraiture and genre scenes (scenes of everyday life) and focus on nuances of pose, gesture, and expression. The traditional title of this work suggests the woman is making a flirtatious overture to an unseen male companion.

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DR - French
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