Portrait of a Woman in a Rose-Colored Gown

La Dame en Rose

about 1755
Maurice Quentin de La Tour (French, 1704–1788)


63.5 x 53.3 cm (25 x 21 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pastel on paper

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Camille Groult (b. 1837 - d. 1908), Paris; until 1952, by descent within the family [note 1]; March 21, 1952, Camille Groult sale, Galerie Charpentier, Paris, lot 66, to Georges de Batz and Co., New York, for Forsyth Wickes (b. 1876 - d. 1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 8, 1969)

[1] The pastel was published in 1928 by Albert Besnard, La Tour: La Vie et l'Oeuvre de l'Artiste (Paris: Les Beaux Arts, 1928), p. 177, cat. no. 612, fig. 119, as being in a private collection ("M[r]. X"), Paris.

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection