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Portrait of a Young Woman in White

Jacques-Louis David, 1798
Portrait of a Young Woman in White, Jacques-Louis David
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Portrait of a Young Woman in White is a Neoclassical Oil on Canvas Painting created by Jacques-Louis David in 1798. It lives at the National Gallery of Art, Washington in the United States. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Portraits and Women. SourceDownload

The young woman pictured here is unknown, and the artist of the work is also in question. Though in the distinct style of Jacques-Louis David and of the appropriate age, the work can only be assumed to be from “the circle of Louis David,” meaning from the master himself or from one of his numerous students and protégés.

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