Ary Scheffer (Dutch, 1795-1858)
Oil on fabric, Framed: 74 x 51.5 x 5.5 cm (29 1/8 x 20 1/4 x 2 3/16 in.); Unframed: 67.3 x 40.7 cm (26 1/2 x 16 in.). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Noah L. Butkin 1977.119
Scheffer frequently portrayed his favorite pupil, the Princess Marie d'Orléans (1813-1839), daughter of King Louis Philippe and a prominent sculptor. As proof of her dedication and talent, she wears an artist's smock and holds a chisel. Seen nearby are several of her works, including her model of her most famous sculpture, a stoic depiction of Joan of Arc.
New York, Shepherd Gallery. Ingres and Delacroix through Degas and Puvis de Chavannes: The Figure in French Art 1800-1870 (1975), no. 28, lent by Mr. and Mrs. Butkin (repr.). cma The Artist and the Studio in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. (1978), 26, 65, no. 11, 29 (repr.).Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Detroit Institute of Arts; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The Romantics to Rodin: French Nineteenth-Century Sculpture from North American Collections (1980-81), 310, 312, no. 174 (repr.).Dordrechts Museum. Ary Scheffer 1795-1858: Gevierd Romanticus (1995-96), 11, no. 39, (repr.), 173.
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