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Portrait of Noël-François Charles Caille des Fontaines

Portrait of Noël-François Charles Caille des Fontaines


Lié Louis Périn

(French, 1753-1817)

Watercolor on ivory in a later gilt metal frame

Framed: 10.5 x 9 cm (4 1/8 x 3 9/16 in.); Diameter: 6.2 cm (2 7/16 in.)

The Edward B. Greene Collection 1943.647


Painted during the tumultuous years of the French Revolution (1789–99), this bailiff court lawyer from the city of Caen appears sensibly modest and restrained.

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