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Portait of Villeau

Jean-Baptiste Isabey (1767-1855) was a French painter and print maker specialized in portraits and miniatures. He enjoyed official favour from the time of Louis XVI to Napolean III. Isabey studied under Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825) and received one of his first portrait commissions from Marie Antoinette (1774-1792). The genre painter and printmaker Eugène Isabey (1804-86) was his son and student.

Credit: Rogers Fund, 1922

Lithograph; only state
32.5 x 24.0cm
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019

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