Lady in Pink

François Théodore Rochard


Sitting serenely holding a small posy of flowers and a handkerchief, this young lady wears a pink silk dress with a lace bertha and Victoria sleeves, her brown hair dressed in long ringlets. Her dress is accessorised with a gold brooch set with red stone and a fine gold chain.

Watercolour on paper with canted corners, the portrait is signed bottom left ‘Fois. Rochard Pinxt’. The signature is blurred, otherwise fine. The portrait is mounted on card with a watercolour line border and is unframed.

Born in France, François Théodore Rochard (1798-1858) was the younger of two artistic brothers. He studied in France before moving to London where he exhibited between 1820 and 1855. He attracted a fashionable clientele including royalty. In addition to watercolours, both brothers painted miniatures.

Item Ref. 3330

Size: 330 x 234mm ; mounted 447 x 341mm

Provenance: Schidloff Galleries, 12 March 1979