Canvas and original chassis
Louis XV frame with the inscription "Golden Room"
Provenance: Château de Dampierre
Henriette Nicole de Luynes (1719-1782)
By family transmission until today, remained at the castle of Dampierre family property since the late eighteenth century.
She was born on October 30, 1696, her father Jacques Henri Durfort de Duras was Grand Marshal of France under the reign of Louis XIV. She married on November 25, 1717 Procopius Charles Nicholas Augustin Leopold of Egmont-Pignatelli, Duke of Gueldres, family allied with the Orange House ruler of the Netherlands. she became countess of Braine by her mother (Madeleine ESCHALART de La MARCK)
Due to its quality and its rank in the nobility it was named by Louis XIV: Lady of honor of the future queen of France Marie Leszcynska wife of Louis XV in 1725 (Patent Queen of the Palace of the Queen May 10, 1725 national library of France, manuscript department ms Clairambault 814, folio 715).
Henriette, a young and educated woman, who loved music and the arts, was not lacking in the joy of life; the future Queen of France regretted her replacement by the Marquise de Renel. However Henriette Julie Durfort kept an important place in the salons of Versailles as seen on a painting by Michel Barthelemy Ollivier preserved at the Palace of Versailles (ref inv.MV3824); she remained a sincere and faithful confidante of the queen throughout her life.
She had 4 children, the second daughter Henriette Nicole married Charles Louis Charles de Luynes (1717-1771).
Our painting of Henriette Julie in a country outfit, her hair held up by a bandage, she wears a basket of summer fruits offering them with obvious grace. A beautiful carved and gilded Louis XV period bears the inscription "Golden Room".
Out of frame: Length 87cm Width 114cm
With frame: Length 118cm Width 145cm