(ca. 1745–ca. 1800)
Study of a Lady of Fashion
14 13/16 x 10 1/16 inches (376 x 254 mm)
Purchased on the Sunny Crawford von Bülow Fund 1978
A painter of portraits and gallant genre scenes, Trinquesse also specialized in drawings of fashionably costumed women in domestic surroundings during the last decade of the eighteenth century, concurrent with the rise of Neoclassicism. Sheets such as this one suggest the survival of attractive and seemingly frivolous subjects through the Revolution. Like many artists, Trinquesse also produced revolutionary images, including portraits of republican martyrs.