Neil Jeffares is an independent art historian. He is the author of the Dictionary of Pastellist before 1800 (Unicorn Press) and of http://www.pastellists.com

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