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In the Garden

In the XVII century human figure surrounded by flowers had a predominantly religious connotation. By the XVIII, this portrait of Duke Penthievre and his wife is but a family picture signifying happy marriage: it is a somewhat melancholy document, for … Continue reading

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Trianon Love Triangle, Marie-Antoinette, Polignac, de Lamballe

They are all that remains from the set of eight that the revolutionaries sold at a giant yard sale held by the Royal Stables in September 1793. The backs in the shape of lyres is a common late XVIII century … Continue reading

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