Large pastel, representing the Duchess of Luynes and Chevreuse and her children
Monogram C.C and dated 1877 on original canvas and original frame.
Dimensions with frame: H: 268cm x W: 198cm
Dimensions without frame: H: 215cm x W: 145cm
-The Duchess of Luynes and Chevreuse (1849 - 1905)
-Charles Marie Sosthenes Duke of Luynes (1868 - 1924)
-For family transmission preserved in the castle of Dampierre in yvelines, property of the family since the XVIIth century, this work has so far left the field.
This large pastel represents Yolande de la Rochefoucauld Duchess of Chevreuse and Luynes accompanied by her son Honoré Charles Marie Sosthènes and his daughter Yolande who will become the Duchess of Noailles.
This work was made in 1877, a few years after the death of Charles of Albert de Luynes Duke of Chevreuse; his husband.
The mother and children group is protected by a heavy wall hanging, the mother dressed in a black dress delicately enhanced with silk brighter sits on a chair with a large red back, the right hand resting on the shoulder of her son Charles in a feeling of maternal love and protection. Charles Marie Sosthenes his son has a hand on his mother's lap, little Yolande has a bouquet of roses in her hands and she is snuggled at the foot of her mother.
The painter has the position of the characters: mother, son, daughter wanted to mark the filiation and rank in the family protocol of one of the largest families of the French nobility.
The details of the costumes of great qualities share a moment of intimacy with the visitors. The look of the three characters is still filled with nostalgia but also with an intense human warmth that the whiteness of the skin reveals and that the artist has perfectly captured.
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