A lady in elegant clothes ties a bow on her suitor’s sword. The décor is typical of the mid-1700s, a cartel clock adorns the wall.
After Jean François de Troy, A Lady Attaching a Bow to a Gentleman’s Sword, 1764(?), oil on canvas, 25 1/2 x 18 in. (64.8 x 45.7 cm), Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 82-36/1
After Jean François de Troy, A Lady Showing a Bracelet Miniature to Her Suitor, 1764(?), oil on canvas, 25 1/2 x 18 in. (64.8 x 45.7 cm), Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 82-36/2

After Jean François de Troy, A Lady Attaching a Bow to a Gentleman's Sword, 1764 (?), and A Lady Showing a Bracelet Miniature to Her Suitor, 1764 (?)

doi: 10.37764/78973.5.312

ArtistAfter Jean François de Troy, French, 1679–1752
TitleA Lady Attaching a Bow to a Gentleman’s Sword
Object Date1764 (?)
Alternate and Variant TitlesJeune femme attachant un ruban à l’épée d’un jeune homme; Une dame attachant un nœud à l’épée d’un gentilhomme; Dame attachant un nœud à l’épée d’un cavalier
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions (Unframed)25 5/8 x 18 in. (65.1 x 45.7 cm)
Credit LineThe Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 82-36/1
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doi: 10.37764/78973.5.313

ArtistAfter Jean François de Troy, French, 1679–1752
TitleA Lady Showing a Bracelet Miniature to Her Suitor
Object Date1764 (?)
Alternate and Variant TitlesJeune femme montrant un bracelet miniature à son suivant
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions (Unframed)25 1/2 x 18 in. (64.8 x 45.7 cm)
InscriptionInscribed on letter in lower right: 1764 [?]
Credit LineThe Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 82-36/1

Scholarly research and commentary to be published in 2024.