Marie-Nicole Vestier

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Marie-Nicole Vestier (1767–1846) was a French painter.

A native of Paris, Vestier was the daughter of painter Antoine Vestier. Known as a portraitist, in 1789 she married miniature painter François Dumont.[1] In 1785 a portrait of her by her father, in which she is depicted painting his portrait, appeared at the Paris Salon; this painting is currently held in a private collection in Buenos Aires. She was barred from presenting her own work at the Salon for several years, but in 1794 showed her self-portrait The Artist at Her Occupations.[2] For many years it was assumed that Vestier was the artist who received much acclaim from critics for work which had been shown in 1785 at the place Dauphine; more recent research has shown this to be Angélique-Louise Verrier instead.[1] Another portrait of Vestier by her father is currently held by the National Gallery of Scotland.[3]

A painting of Marie-Nicole was acquired by the Musée de la Révolution française in 2017. This painting is his self-portrait presented at the Salon de Paris in 1793.[4]


  1. ^ a b Profile at the Dictionary of Pastellists Before 1800.
  2. ^ National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C. (2012). Royalists to Romantics: Women Artists from the Louvre, Versailles, and Other French National Collections. London: Scala Publishers Limited. ISBN 9781857597431.
  3. ^ "The Artist's Daughter, Marie-Nicole Vestier". Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  4. ^ (in French)