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On this day… died Marie-Geneviève Bouliard

Marie-Geneviève Bouliard was a French artist famous for her portraits.

She was a pupil of artists such as Joseph-Benoît Suvée and Jean-Baptiste Greuze.  Her production was intense during the revolutionary period, this is evident in the catalogues of the Salons from the year 1791 to 1817.

Self-portrait, 1792 (Norton Simon Museum)

According to the art historian Jules Renouvier, who wrote Histoire de l’Art pendant la Révolution, Bouliard was part of “the elite portraitist”. However, it is not easy to find information about her and her work.

Her self-portrait called Aspasia, was painted in 1794 and it was exhibited in 1795 in the Salon of Paris where it received a Prix d’Encouragement.

Aspasia, 1794 (Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Arras)

Marie-Geneviève Bouliard died in 1825.

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