Portrait of Suzanne Le Peletier de Saint-Fargeau  1804

by Jacques-Louis David

In one of the few commissions Jacques-Louis David accepted after he began working regularly for Napoleon in 1799, he agreed to paint a portrait of Suzanne Le Peletier de Saint-Fargeau when she was twenty-two years old. The portrait was painted the year of her engagement to her cousin Léon Le Peletier de Mortefontaine, whom she married in 1806. The painting's small size and...
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