Portrait "I have good tobacco in my snuffbox" - Yolande de la Rochefoucauld (1849-1905)
Large oil on canvas entitled "I have good tobacco in my snuffbox" in its sumptuous nineteenth gilt wood frame of origin.
Signed lower left "yolande DALBERT" pseudonym of Yolande de la Rochefoucauld, Duchess of Lyunes.
Dimensions Without frame: Length 89cm X Width 118cm
Dimensions with Frame: Length 141cm X Width 166cm
YOLANDE DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD, DUCHESS OF LUYNES
Coming from one of the largest and oldest family of the French nobility, his ancestor was Francois VI of the rockfoucauld famous for his writings and novels under the reign of Louis XIV.
Yolande de la Rochefoucauld, in love with beautiful letters and painting, was also an accomplished painter, very young widow of her husband the Duc de Luynes, she seeks in the painting a consolation for that she chooses the pseudonym of "DALBERT" first title of the heraldic house of the Duke of Luynes in tribute to his deceased husband.
These works under the cover of the anonymity of the pseudonym are quickly recognized by the critics and its true identity revealed; she exhibited regularly in the salons of Paris and Versailles between 1880 and 1895.
The table we present "I have good tobacco in my snuffbox" was:
- at the Paris Salon of 1880 under the n ° 954 then reported in the chronicle of the arts of September 1880 during his 2nd exhibition at Versailles.
These works are thus regularly quoted in the press: mail of the arts of May 17, 1883 and she showed the way to many women of the aristocracy of the late nineteenth century that it was not vain to emancipate as attests to this article.
* Property of the artist at the castle of Dampierre
* Duke Honoré D'Albert de Luynes (1868-1924) and his wife Duchess Simone de Crussol D'Uzés (1870-1946).
* The duke philippe of Albert de Luynes (1905-1993) and his wife Juana married Diaz d'Unzué in their castle of Dampierre.
* By succession to date.