My object for The Wallace Collection project is a portrait called “Portrait of a Lady called Sophie Arnould” by Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725, Tournus – 1805, París), a french painter. Magdelein Sophie Arnould (1740 – 1802, París) was an actress, model and a notable french soprano. She joined the Paris Opera in 1757, where she was one of the principal members. She was well known by his delicate play, his beauty and strong personality.
Sophie Arnould (13 February 1740, Paris – 18 October 1802, Paris) was a French operatic soprano. Born Magdeleine Sophie Arnould, she studied in Paris with Marie Fel and La Clairon, and made her stage debut at the Opéra de Paris on 15 December 1757 and sang there for 20 years.
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