Portrait of Princesse de Broglie

Portrait of Princesse de Broglie is an oil painting produced in 1853 by French painter Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres.

Princesse de Broglie represents Pauline Eleonore de Broglie, Viscountess Haussonville’s beautiful sister of which the artist had painted in this portrait.

Josephine was wearing light blue evening dress made of silk which was very reminiscent in the mid eighteenth century. The broad v-neckline and armscyes in the painting were trimmed with box pleated strips of taffeta giving it a eighteenth century touch. Her short sleeves might be puffed, trimmed with blue silk ribbons and each of them was covered with a wide lace over sleeve. Eighteenth century women usually wear the lace which resembles the engage ante worn. This period was fascinated from the mid towards the late eighteenth century and in part for the aesthetic.

The work can be viewed at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

ArtistJean Auguste Dominique Ingres
LocationThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
MediumOil on Canvas

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