Portrait of the Artist's Daughter

Portrait of the Artist's Daughter

c. 1810

Martin Drölling

(French, 1752-1817)

Black chalk on tan wove paper

Sheet: 21.2 x 18.5 cm (8 3/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

Bequest of Muriel Butkin 2019.65


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Martin Drölling’s daughter, this portrait’s sitter, went on to become an artist herself, painting under the name Madame Joubert.


Martin Drölling was an accomplished portraitist, known for intimate depictions that revealed their sitters’ personalities. This drawing shows his daughter, Louise Adéone (1797–before 1831) wearing a fashionable dress and hat. The young woman meets the artist’s gaze directly and confidently, her features delineated by a combination of smooth lines and soft shading in charcoal.

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