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.
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