Rose-Adélaïde Ducreux

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Rose-Adélaïde Ducreux
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Self-Portrait with a Harp of 1791, in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Born Rose-Adélaïde Ducreux
Nancy, France
Died July 26, 1802(1802-07-26)
Nationality French
Known for Painter and musician

Rose-Adélaïde Ducreux (1761 – July 26, 1802) was a French painter and musician. Eldest daughter of Joseph Ducreux, with whom she also studied, she showed at a number of salons at the Louvre, beginning in 1791 and continuing until 1799. She was accomplished both as a performer and as a composer.

Ducreux later married the maritime prefect of Saint-Domingue, a M. Montgiraud; she moved with him to the colony, where she died, without issue, of yellow fever.

A self-portrait of Ducreux playing the harpsichord exists; it was misattributed to Jacques-Louis David for a long time. In addition, Ducreux herself painted a full-length self-portrait in which she is playing the harp; completed in 1791, the oil on canvas is now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.