Marie-Denise Villers, Young Woman Drawing, 1801

Little is known about the life and history of Villers. However, it is known that she was a neoclassic artist specializing in portraits of women and girls. Her work and timeline most closely align with the neoclassic movement of art history in which artists and sculptors draw inspiration from that of Ancient Greece or Rome. Consider the girl’s dress in the photograph above – reminiscent of garments worn in ancient times.

Image released into public domain.

(source: http://www.wikimedia.org)

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