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18th David & Neoclassicism

David, Mme Francois Buron, 1769, Chicago

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David, Mme Francois Buron, 1769, Chicago
Raised by his uncle and aunt, David had to overcome his uncle's strong objection to a career in painting. The strong support of his aunt was crucial. David's portrait followed a new trend in eighteenth century art depicting aristocratic and bourgeois women in the act of reading.
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