Soulacroix is best known for his scenes of wealthy 18th-century figures lavishly adorned in satins and silks engaging in romantic pursuits amid equally sumptuous interiors. Soulacroix was, without doubt, the most famous and talented painter of these silks and satins and his ability to reproduce them was remarkable. This particular painting is one of Soulacroix’s finest works, if not the finest, and illustrates beautifully why he is considered among the elite artists of the 19th century.
Soulacroix, Charles Frederic Joseph
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