Portrait of Madame Nicaise Perrin1790 by Jean-Charles Nicaise Perrin

"...who can resist this astonishing and beautiful portrait by Jean Charles Nicaise Perrin of his wife, Catherine Deleuze, which was probably painted in the early 1790s. It can be seen at the Musée des Beaux Arts in Valenciennes.

I love Madame Nicaise Perrin’s magnificently sulky yet somewhat troubled expression (it’s almost as if she has just been crying, isn’t it?) and the enormous pearls that swing from her ears. Nicaise Perrin isn’t the best known artist of his generation (although he was a contemporary of the more famous David and trained under Doyen) but judging by his petulant young wife’s lavish outfit he was clearly doing well for himself." (http://madameguillotine.org.uk/2013/06/19/portrait-of-the-week-madame-nicaise-perrin/)
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