Family portrait, 19th century

Oil on canvas, family portrait.

In the middle of the 19th century, the bourgeoisie, actor and beneficiary of the industrial revolution, wanted to leave to posterity the image of its economic and social success. Failing to belong to a noble line, she celebrates the family, keystone of this new bourgeois model. The challenge is then to create an image for yourself at the same time as to build a genealogy, a historical legitimacy…

19th century,

France.

Mademoiselle de Nantes

Beautiful, free, provocative, portrait of Louis XIV’s favorite daughter
Oil on canvas circa 1690. Workshop of Pierre Gobert.