Anne-Marie-Louise Thélusson, Countess of Sorcy: Jacques-Louis David

Jacques-Louis David: Anne-Marie-Louise Thélusson, Countess of Sorcy

Jacques-Louis David’s portrait of Anne-Marie-Louise Thélusson, Countess of Sorcy was painted in 1790 at the beginning of the French Revolution and David, a supporter of the revolution, paints his sitter in simple clothing wrapped in a cowl.

This shows Madame Thélusson as a simple citizen despite her title, in a new world that was seeing old noble privileges rapidly disappear. David painted a number of portraits in 1790 of the French upper class.

Jacques-Louis David’s Anne-Marie-Louise Thélusson, Countess of Sorcy is in the Neue Pinakothek in Munich, Germany.

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