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Female Portraiture and Patronage in Marie Antoinette's Court
The Princesse de Lamballe




ISBN 9781138480827
Published September 11, 2018 by Routledge
232 Pages - 86 B/W Illustrations

 
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This comprehensive book brings to light the portraits, private collections and public patronage of the princesse de Lamballe, a pivotal member of Marie-Antoinette’s inner circle. Drawing extensively on unpublished archival sources, Sarah Grant examines the princess’s many portrait commissions and the rich character of her private collections, which included works by some of the period’s leading artists and artisans. The book sheds new light on the agency, sorority and taste of Marie-Antoinette and her friends, a group of female patrons and model of courtly collecting that would be extinguished by the coming revolution.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: From wife to widow: early portraits of the princesse de Lamballe

Chapter 2: Paying court: careerism, sentiment and sorority in portraits of the princesse de Lamballe

Chapter 3: The Anglophile princesse de Lamballe: portraits, prints, gardens and Anglomania at the court of Marie-Antoinette

Chapter 4: 'Protector of the Fine Arts': the private collection and public patronage of the princesse de Lamballe, a courtier-collector

Chapter 5: Epilogue

Bibliography

Index

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Biography

Sarah Grant is Curator, Prints, at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.