Monsieur Gest, 1819



Monsieur Gest by Alexandre Dubois-Drahonet, 1819

Portrait of Monsieur Gest, by the little-known artist Alexandre Dubois-Drahonet, illustrates the onset of the Romantic revolution: The tempestuous hairstyle and pallid languor of the sitter, which contrast with the bright emerald of his cloak, are traits commonly associated with the Romantic style.

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