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Young Woman Drawing

Marie-Denise Villers

Young Woman Drawing

Marie-Denise Villers
  • Date: 1801
  • Style: Neoclassicism
  • Genre: self-portrait
  • Media: oil, canvas
  • Order Oil Painting

At one time ascribed to Jacques-Louis David, this alluring portrait has now been recognized as the work of Marie-Denise Villers. Although little known today, Villers was a gifted pupil of Girodet and exhibited in the Salons, where her portraits attracted attention. This work, which may be a self-portrait, was exhibited in the Salon of 1801.

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