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Female Portraiture and Patronage in Marie Antoinette's Court: The Princesse de Lamballe

Sarah Grant



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11 September 2018
History of art & design styles: c 1600 to c 1800; Exhibition catalogues & specific collections; Portraits in art; Social & cultural history; Gender studies: women
This comprehensive book brings to light the portraits, private collections and public patronage of the princesse de Lamballe, a pivotal member of Marie-Antoinette's inner circle. Drawing extensively on unpublished archival sources, Sarah Grant examines the princess's many portrait commissions and the rich character of her private collections, which included works by some of the period's leading artists and artisans. The book sheds new light on the agency, sorority and taste of Marie-Antoinette and her friends, a group of female patrons and model of courtly collecting that would be extinguished by the coming revolution.
By:   Sarah Grant
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 248mm,  Width: 171mm, 
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9781138480827
ISBN 10:   1138480827
Series:   The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950
Pages:   232
Publication Date:   11 September 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Introduction Chapter 1: From wife to widow: early portraits of the princesse de Lamballe Chapter 2: Paying court: careerism, sentiment and sorority in portraits of the princesse de Lamballe Chapter 3: The Anglophile princesse de Lamballe: portraits, prints, gardens and Anglomania at the court of Marie-Antoinette Chapter 4: 'Protector of the Fine Arts': the private collection and public patronage of the princesse de Lamballe, a courtier-collector Chapter 5: Epilogue Bibliography Index

Sarah Grant is Curator, Prints, at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

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