Active in: France and England (?)
An exceptionally gifted painter, Françoise Duparc created powerful images of working-class people. Her work anticipates the clarity, simplicity, and power of later eighteenth-century artists. Though she was prolific and traveled widely, little is known about Duparc’s career. She is thought to have spent considerable time in England, where she exhibited and found success. An inventory at her death lists forty-one works, four of which were bequeathed to the Musée des beaux-arts, Marseille. These paintings are her most securely known works.
Françoise Duparc, Jeune femme à l'ouvrage, n.d. Oil on canvas, 78 x 64 cm. Musée des beaux-arts, Marseille, BA 406
Françoise Duparc, La marchande de tisane, n.d. Oil on canvas, 73 x 58 cm. Musée des beaux-arts, Marseille, BA 407
Françoise Duparc, La vieille, n.d. Oil on canvas, 72 x 58 cm. Musée des beaux-arts, Marseille, BA 408
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