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Portrait of Gabriel Bernard de Rieux:Seam between sheets of paper
Portrait of Gabriel Bernard de Rieux:Seam between sheets of paper
The portrait is assembled from separate sheets of handmade paper that are cut to follow loosely the contours of the composition. The seam visible here runs along the sitter's left sleeve.


Maurice-Quentin de La Tour
French, about 1739 - 1741
Pastel and gouache on paper mounted on canvas
79 x 59 in.
94.PC.39