Oh, how Romantic



One of my favorite paintings. Probably because of the black, white and tan/brown combination--a variation on my favorite navy/white/brown. When the French all wanted to be painted lazing about their vast countryside, being invariably, uncontrollably leisurely.

Portrait of Pierre Sériziat

By Jaques-Louis David

1795

oil on canvas, 129 x 95 cm

Musée du Louvre, Paris



And his wife:


You have to love the white Regency dress with simple green accents.

And what a baby!