Extraordinary processional Virgin

Processional Virgin, bisque head, terracotta hands, soft body stuffed with straw, sulphide eyes, original dress and socks. The Virgin rests on its original base in gilded wood.

18th century,

Italy

“Religieuse”, 18th century

Oil on canvas, genre scene. It is probably about Suzanne Simonin, the narrator of Denis Diderot’s memoir “La Religieuse”, which is an ode to the freedom to choose one’s destiny…

18th century.

Italian school, entourage of Giuseppe Bonito.

Screen, 18th century

Screen with six leaves in painted canvas, motifs of garlands and flower baskets, pastoral scenes framed in rockery cartouches.

XVIII century,
France.

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.