Adélaïde Labille-Guiard

In 1787, she painted many portraits for Louis XVI's aunts. The following year, she was commissioned by the future Louis XVIII to create her first large-scale history piece. She worked on this painting for two years and, in 1793, revolutionaries destroyed it. She never again commenced a project of such significance and enormity. In 1800, she married FranASois-Andre Vincent and in 1803, Adelaide Labille-Guiard died.

(1) In 1779, after extensive study of pastels, Adelaide Labille-Guiard created "Delightful SurpriseaE (pastel on paper, 21 12 x 17 12 in.). It is on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum. (3) The piece is a fantasy portrait; it focuses on the emotion of surprise in the young woman. It does not portray a specific individual. (4) Adelaide Labille-Guiard uses carefully blended a



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