Studio of a Lady Artist (1800). Louis-Léopold Boilly (Neoclassical, 1761-1845). Oil on canvas. Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. Moscow, Russia.
Boilly’s slightly erotic genre scenes were popular among many Parisian patrons. After one of his paintings was condemned as obscenity in 1794 and threatened him with imprisonment, Boilly’s began painting social scenes. He created images of the Parisian Salon lifestyle with great detail of expression, gesture, costuming, and textiles.