Perronneau, Jean-Baptiste (1715-83); French. Medium: pastel on paper. Date: 18th Century. Abraham van Robais (1698-1779); manufacturer of sheets at Abbeville; fabricant de draps fins; son of Josse van Robais, a Dutch industrialist who was invited by Colbert and Louis XIV to establish a royal factory for the production of sheets at Abbeville in October 1665; Provenance: Louvre, Paris, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.