Magdaleine Pinceloup de la Grange, née de Parseval, holds a very large gray cat who looks mischievously at the viewer. In contrast, his mistress's eyes and face are turned haughtily away. She sits erect, her back not touching the chair, and looks out into the distance, her thoughts unreadable. Although Magdaleine Pinceloup de la Grange and her husband were from the French region of Orléans, Jean-Baptiste Perronneau imbued his sitters with a Parisian sophistication. Imitating a convention that began in the Renaissance, he made pendant portraits of the pair.