Neil Jeffares is an independent art historian. He is the author of the Dictionary of Pastellist before 1800 (Unicorn Press) and of

Self-Portrait with Two Pupils, 1785, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Met’s French masterpieces now have the catalogue they deserve

Katharine Baetjer’s catalogue is a focused account of the museum’s 18th-century French paintings

11 Jul 2019
The Marquise de Pompadour, (1752–55), Maurice-Quentin de la Tour. Musée du Louvre, Paris, photo: © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre)/Laurent Chastel

In praise of the Louvre’s unparalleled collection of pastels

There’s nothing insipid about the museum’s outstanding holdings in the medium

3 Sep 2018