Juliette Ferrus by Baron Henri de Triqueti

Juliette Ferrus

Baron Henri de Triqueti

Patinated plaster


The Triqueti room of the Musée Girodet, Montargis, France

Juliette Ferrus was the daughter of André Ferrus, only son of Triqueti's long-time friend, the physician Guillaume Ferrus. She was four years old at the time. Much attention is paid to her clothing, especially to the tiny gathers below her lace-edged collar. Triqueti, a fond father himself, features babies and small children in many of his mythological and religious compositions (see Galliot-Rateau 40).. They are depicted with great tenderness.

Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee, 2009/10.

[Photograph taken by kind permission of the Musée Girodet, Montargis.]