Portrait of Eugénie Tripier-Le-Franc (Portrait d'Eugénie Tripier-Le-Franc), or Self-Portrait
Attributed to Eugénie Tripier-Le-Franc
This portrait was once attributed to Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, but it is now thought to be by her niece, Eugénie, also a painter. Perhaps in emulation of her renowned aunt, Tripier-Le-Franc depicted herself as an eager young artist holding her palette and maulstick, a tool used to support the hand holding the paintbrush. She focused attention on the carefully described face and upper torso, enlivening them with touches of watercolor while drawing the rest of the figure more freely.
Brown ink, graphite, and white opaque watercolor on wove paper
Sheet: 6 9/16 × 4 15/16 in. (16.7 × 12.5 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Louis Thomas
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Attributed to Eugénie Tripier-Le-Franc (French, 1805-1872). Portrait of Eugénie Tripier-Le-Franc (Portrait d'Eugénie Tripier-Le-Franc), or Self-Portrait, 1820-1829. Brown ink, graphite, and white opaque watercolor on wove paper, Sheet: 6 9/16 × 4 15/16 in. (16.7 × 12.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Louis Thomas, 71.138.10 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 71.138.10_SL3.jpg)
overall, 71.138.10_SL3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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