“…What stands out in this portrait of a child is the slightly sad face, which looks at the viewer with a slightly melancholic air.
In fact, the portrait was painted in 1681 or 1682, just after the death of Mademoiselle de Tours. It is therefore a posthumous portrait. The various details in the painting are indications of this.
The watch on the table is a classic symbol of the passage of time. The soap bubble evokes the fragility of life, ready to burst at any moment…”L’Art en Tête
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