18th century soul stranded in modern Aberdeen

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Portrait of René Frémin, Sculptor

Soft pastel on paper by Maurice Quentin de La Tour

Completed 1743. 

De La Tour’s portraits never fail to make me smile. They have a wonderful informality and familiarity so different from the grand and romantic portraits of the late 18th century.

Portrait of René Frémin, Sculptor

Soft pastel on paper by Maurice Quentin de La Tour

Completed 1743.

De La Tour’s portraits never fail to make me smile. They have a wonderful informality and familiarity so different from the grand and romantic portraits of the late 18th century.