Portrait of Sophie MEYER

Fine Arts

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Jean-Baptiste REGNAULT (French, Paris 1754-1829 Paris)
Painted portrait representing Sophie MEYER (1763-1825) wife of the painter Jean-Baptiste REGNAULT (1754-1829). The woman wears a blue indoor dress belted under the chest with a cord and decorated with a large lace collar. She wears a black curly wig.

Sophie MEYER is the daughter of the Parisian Master Watchmaker François MEYER (Former Member of Parliament in 1779) who had his shop Place du Palais-Royal in Paris before the French Revolution, then Quai Conti afterwards. The November 18, 1786, Sophie married the French painter Jean-Baptiste REGNAULT (She was never a baroness, since her husband was knighted the July 19, 1829 and Sophie died in 1825). She seems to have carried out some portraits which she signs "Femme REGNAULT" (REGNAULT wife).
Oil in canvas
circa 1820 France