. Oil on canvas. 130 x 98 cm. Louvre, Paris, France. Read Note.
Mme Charles-Louis Trudaine, wife of Charles-Louis Trudaine de Montigny (1765-94). Charles-Louis and his brother, Charles-Michel Trudaine de la Sablière (1766-94), sons of a wealthy financier, held important gatherings of the liberal and intellectual elite at their grand town house in the Place Royale, Paris. David was a constant visitor of the meetings and the ‘Trudaine Society’ helped to shape his opinions. Though no great royalists, the both brothers were executed during the Reign of Terror.
See: Jacques-Louis David. Portrait of Madame Charles-Louis Trudaine.
David. by Simon Lee. Phaidon. 1999