Identifying Russell's 'petite fille aux cerises'

December 4 2017

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Picture: Louvre

One of the best known examples of English 18th Century pastel painting (because it belongs to the Louvre) is a portrait of a girl with cherries by John Russell. The sitter has long been unknown, but king of all things pastel Neil Jeffares has painstakingly identified her (as Mary Hall) on his excellent blog. More here

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