olivier le bihan of the bordeaux museum also in

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Unformatted text preview: ts Henriette. The pose, the same as that used for the 1748-54 paint ing of Henriette with a bass viol, is similar rue Laffitte." sees a Nattier, the portrait of one ([0]ne 1. favoris de lord Hert fiaira, amena laira, ford—denicha, the drapery and architectural are in Nattier's style. Etienne background Breton, on a visit to the DIA in 1997, indicated that the face and hands appear to be by Nat tier but that the gown was not up to that artist's standards (department of EuroJ file 43.417). pean art, DIA, 12. . Louise-Henriette duchesse d'Orleans painted by Nattier Metropolitan de Bourbon-Conti, was (1726-59), en Source (1738; Museum of Art, New York, and a copy at Waddesdon 32 This content downloaded from 128.175.13.10 on Fri, 1 Nov 2013 15:49:08 PM All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions Manor, Research Recent Buckinghamshire) and as Hebe Nationalmuseum, Stockholm; which is in Hillwood, (1744; a copy of D.C., Washington coll. xMarjorie Merriwether Post, with a 1790 inscription giving the sitter's name). She is depicted also in at least three cop ies by E. Pottier (Versailles, MV 3735; Musee des Beaux-Arts d'Orleans, inv. 678, ill. in Les tresors des princes de Bourbon Conti [Musee d'Art et d'Histoire Louis Senlecq, L'Isle-Adam, Le Musee Conde 56 (1999): 28-30 o and notes, 31, hereafter: Salmon, 2 8-3 13. He may only have come to know of the painting at its 1925 sale. In L'Art a Ver 1930), 98, he describes the Nattier overdoor of Henriette 1750-51 75°~51 as Fire (where she is depicted as a vestal), sailles (Paris, and says that its details, the tome Histoire des Vestales, and a statue of Vesta, are not found in other portraits of her as a vestal, "nor in the large, full-length, unfinished that is now in America," nor composition in the La Caze painting (a work often with Detroit's) associated that has been "cut down, as its original drawing proves." 14. E. P. Richardson, in both his 1943 articles (Bulletin, 2-,Art Quarterly, 240), betrayed the enigma of her footware, noting that "her sandaled feet are bare," as the sole but not strap...
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