|Laurent-Nicolas de Joubert. An amateur artist, himself, Fabre portrays him with portfolio and brushes.|
|Marie-Louise Poulletier de Perigny, Madame Joubert.|
The twenty-one year old Fabre was a protégé of the Joubert family, who commissioned him to paint this pair of portraits to commemorate the couple's marriage, which had taken place on August 24, 1785.
|The artist subtly indicates Joubert's facial scarring, no doubt a result of smallpox, the scourge of the age; Jenner's great discovery was nine years off.|
|Both portraits show the much more relaxed presentation of dress and pose that had become popular during the 1780s.|