René Théodore Berthon 1776/1849 portrait of Valentine Julie de Contades future duchess of Luynes after her engagement with the Duke Honoré Louis of Albert de Luynes.
Castle of Dampierre, Family of Luynes
Signed: Berthon bottom left
Technique: Oil on canvas of origin
With Frame: Length: 150 cm Width: 130cm
Out of Frame: Length: 119 cm Width: 97 cm
It's a master piece for the artist. The subject represented and the provenance are historical.
René Theodore Berthon (1776/1849)
This artist had for master David: he alternately made the genre, history and portrait. He lived in Vienna and Venice, and will not return to Paris until 1805. He exhibited for the first time at the salon in 1796: Cloaked in the bath. Before leaving for Vienna, he painted the portrait of the 1st consul, who appeared in the portrait of 1801. On his return he painted: the surrender of Ulm (Museum of Versailles) which the Emperor ordered him. He has done many portraits for larger families.
Museums: Bordeaux, Dubin, Versailles.