Anne GUERET (Paris 1760 - Paris 1805)
Portrait of a Female Artist with a Portfolio (Self-Portrait?) Sold
Black chalk, with stumping, with pen and grey ink and grey wash, extensively heightened with white gouache on buff paper.320 x 404 mm. (12 5/8 x 15 7/8 in.)ENQUIRE
This drawing was exhibited by Anne Guéret at the Salon of 1793 under the simple title ‘Portrait d'une artiste appuyée sur un portefeuille’. It is likely, however, to be a self-portrait, to judge from its resemblance to Henri-Pierre Danloux’s later portrait of Anne after her marriage.
Private collection, Paris.
Olivier Blanc, Portraits de femmes: Artistes et modèles à l’époque de Marie-Antoinette, Paris, 2006, p.85, illustrated in colour p.87.