Further, the painting also portrays a proud lady since we can see her raise head high. On her face, we can see her beautiful smile radiating the painting with both life and beauty. At the background, the painter uses a dark colour that makes the model look audacious and commanding. To balance the dark colour, however, the artist paints a vase of flowers that is at the table. As a result, this not only blends well with the painting but also gives the painting a more vibrant look to level its dark background.
Initially, the portrait owned the Leblanc family after its completion. However, the painting was later purchased in 1896 by two friends, namely Albert and Deglas. After that, the picture has featured in various exhibits in cities like Paris, Moscow, New York, London, and Washington. However, the picture is currently in New York City at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The artist is known to be a master when it comes to painting portraits since most of his works are portraits of famous individuals.
Examples of his works include the 1806 portrait of napoleon on the imperial throne, the 1805 portrait of Monsieur Riviere that he did 1805, and the Grande Odalisque that he painted in 1814. Most of Jean Auguste’s paintings are of the Neoclassicism style. The style originated from Rome spread throughout Europe to countries like Spain and France. Neoclassicism entices its concept from class hence the name classicism. Further, the painting is an oil and canvas painting with the dimensions 47 x 36 1/2 inch. (119.4 x 92.7 cm). Lastly, the portrait is signed and inscribed by the lower left side.
Art is an ancient practice that has cemented itself into man’s way of life. In addition to this, the practice has evolved into various sub-branches like music, literature, and paintings. Painting, for instance, has natured several talents that have seen painters come up with some of the most astonishing pieces like sketches, drawings, watercolours, and portraits. Below we will look at the infamous portrait of Madame Leblanc by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres.