Mar 28, 2013
Mar 28, 2013
Feb 25, 2014

Princess Marie d'Orléans in Her Studio

Princess Marie d'Orléans in Her Studio

c. 1838

Ary Scheffer

(Dutch, 1795–1858)

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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