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A Girl with a Kitten

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You are viewing image NG3588

Probably by Jean-Baptiste PERRONNEAU , 1715/16 - 1783

A Girl with a Kitten


Date: 1743
Medium: Pastel on paper
Dimensions: 59.1 x 49.8 cm
Acquisition credit: Presented by Sir Joseph Duveen, 1921

Although it bears the artist's signature and the date 1745, it has been thought to be a later imitation of Perronneau, because of some uncertainty in the treatment of the anatomy and an excess of that charm associated with 18th-century French portraits of children. It may, however, be an original.

The girl, who has not been identified, has been posed by the artist, and the kitten by the girl; the apparent naturalness of the portrait is dependent on artifice. A cat is sometimes included in portraits of children as a symbol of the wildness of nature intruding upon the innocence of childhood.

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Animals, Clothing, People, Pets, Costumes, Child, Girl, Young, Animal, Wearing, Clothes, Pet, Kid, Person, Female, Holding, Smiling, Colour, Portraits, Cat, Cute, Pretty, Innocence, Blue, Blonde, 1 Person, Vertical, Half-length, Hold, Holds, Smile, Smiles, Color, Colours, Colors, Portrait, Portraiture, Feline, Innocent, One person, Blond, kitten, kittens, rosy cheeks, bow, Happy

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