Marie-Geneviève Bouliar (French, 1763-1825)
Oil on canvas 
21-7/8 x 18-1/8 in. (55.5 x 46 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Art Foundation, Gift of Mr. Norton Simon 
Accession Number:
© Norton Simon Art Foundation 
On View

Marie-Geneviève Bouliar studied with portrait painter Joseph-Siffred Duplessis and was one of a small group of women artists who exhibited at the Paris Salon during the period after the French Revolution. Her portraits communicate a warm, human sympathy for the subject and are generally informal in spirit and simple in presentation.


Possibly [Gimpel] or [Sulzbach] (sale, Paris, Hotel Drouot, 31 May 1919, lot 32, as “d’après Bouliar,” sold 410 Ffr. to Mancuso[?]).
[Édouard Jonas, Paris, in 1923].
Baron Jean “Henri” Maurice Hottinguer (1868–1943), and Baronne Hottinguer (1871–1936) in 1926 and 1928, to;
Baron Rodolphe “Maurice” Hottinguer (1902–1985).
(Sale, Paris, Palais Galliera, 7 April 1976, lot 18, ill., as Marie-Geneviève Bouliard, Portrait présumé de l’artiste par elle-même, to);
[Sylvia Blatas, Paris, buying for];
Norton Simon, acc. N.1976.16.1.P, sold 1979 to;
Norton Simon Art Foundation.

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