Half-Length Portrait of Mrs. Louis Simond

Object Number: 
1953.255
Medium: 
Graphite, watercolor, and charcoal on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 7/8 x 6 1/2 in. ( 20 x 16.5 cm ) mat: 14 x 11 in. ( 35.6 x 27.9 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: lower left: "Mme Simond D'après Reynolds"
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left outside image in brown ink: "Mde Simond D'áprès Reynolds"
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
The inscription suggests that this portrait is based on a work by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-92). However, no painting of Mrs. Simond by Reynolds, who was active until 1789, is known. Nor does this portrait bear any resemblance to his known works in style of composition.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Provenance: 
De Neuville family, France; E. De Vries, Paris, 1928; Columbia University Press Book Store, NYC, 1929; Old Print Shop, NYC, 1953
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group