Marie Joséphine Charlotte du Val d'Ognes (died 1868)

Artist: Marie Denise Villers (French, Paris 1774–1821 Paris (?))

Date: 1801

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 63 1/2 × 50 5/8 in. (161.3 × 128.6 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher Collection, Bequest of Isaac D. Fletcher, 1917

Accession Number: 17.120.204


Once ascribed to Jacques Louis David, this engaging image of a young woman artist in a white dress is attributed to Marie Denise Villers. Although she is little known today, Villers was a gifted pupil of Anne Louis Girodet-Trioson (1767–1824), and, if the present portrait is by her, it was exhibited in the Paris Salon of 1801.