French painter, pastellist and engraver. He lived in Paris from 1760 and from 1762 kept a list of his works. Among the portraits he completed in his early years were those in pastel of the well-known connoisseurs Pierre-Jean Mariette, the Comte de Caylus and Ange-Laurent de la Live de July (all untraced), which apparently were copies after Maurice-Quentin de La Tour. Ducreux has traditionally been seen as de La Tour favourite pupil, while Jean-Baptiste Greuze is supposed to have initiated him into oil painting. From his age, it can be assumed that by the time Ducreux reached Paris he had already acquired a grounding in his art.
ID: 95440 Marie Antoninette Marie Antoinette
Archduchess Maria Antonia of Austria, the later Queen Marie Antoinette of France
Erzherogin Maria Antonia von Österreich, die spätere Königin von Frankreich
L'archiduchesse Marie-Antoinette d'Autriche, future reine de France