Louise Marie Becq de Fouquières (1824 - 1891)
A Young Breton Woman from Fouesnant Sold
Pastel. Signed, inscribed and dated Lse Becq de Fouquières / Fouesant / 1869 in pencil along the right edge.468 x 369 mm. (18 3/8 x 14 1/2 in.)ENQUIRE
Only a very few works by Louise Becq de Fouquières have appeared on the art market.As the inscription on this large pastel notes, the woman depicted here is wearing a typical headdress worn by Breton women in Fouesnant, a commune in Brittany that lies on the south coast of Finistère, not far from Quimper. Several similar Breton subjects appear among the works that Becq de Fouquières sent to the annual Salons, notably a pastel entitled Jeune fille de Kerfunton (Finistère), shown at the Salon of 1877.