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The Village Bride

L'Accordée de Village
ArtistJean-Baptiste Greuze Edit this on Wikidata
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions92 cm (36 in) × 117 cm (46 in) × 7.7 cm (3.0 in)
OwnerFrench State Edit this on Wikidata
CollectionDepartment of Paintings of the Louvre Edit this on Wikidata
Accession No.INV 5037 Edit this on Wikidata
IdentifiersJoconde work ID: 000PE001363
RKDimages ID: 302277
Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur ID: 20364954

The Village Bride (French: L'Accordée de Village) is a painting by the French artist Jean-Baptiste Greuze, first exhibited at the 1761 Salon, where it was unanimously praised by the critics, notably by Diderot. It was the first example of the 'moral painting' genre, to which Greuze often returned. It is now in the Louvre Museum in Paris.

It was part of a series of 6 paintings. Caroline de Valory, a former pupil of Greuze, collaborated with the writer Alexandre Louis Bertrand Robineau to produce L'Accordée de Village, a one-act comedy based on the paintings.


  • Denis Diderot, Salon de 1765, Hermann, Paris, 1984
  • Denis Diderot, Héros et martyrs, Hermann, Paris, 1995
  • Denis Diderot, Essais sur la peinture, Salons de 1759, 1761, 1763, Hermann, Paris, 2007
  • Edgar Munhall, Jean-Baptiste Greuze 1728–1805, catalogue of an exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, 1977
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