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  • Le Petit Palais - Mademoiselle Fiocre - petitpalais.paris.fr
    Courbevoie 1875 Vers 1869 1870 Plaster 84 x 53 x 33 cm The charming features of Mademoiselle Fiocre are an example of the talents of Carpeaux who has left the legacy of a remarkable gallery Second Empire portraits In 1870 Eugénie Fiocre prima ballerina at the Paris Opera was at the peak of her career and was also the charming star of Coppelia Carpeaux executed this bust whilst working on one of his major works Dance a bas relief for the facade of the Opera house The marble which was exhibited at the Salon of 1870 was admired by the Goncourt brothers Rather than portray her as a ballerina as Degas had done several years previously Carpeaux depicts Eugénie Fiocre in the manner of his usual models duchesses marchionesses and princesses Her smooth bust emerges from flowing folds of drapery borrowed from the best portraits of the baroque era and is perched on a classical pedestal This elegant formula enhances all of Carpeaux s female busts Here by paying tribute to the curve of her back delicate features pert nose and captivating beauty he succeeds in capturing what his model would become In actual fact the fate of dancers in

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  • Le Petit Palais - Mademoiselle de Lancey - petitpalais.paris.fr
    Collection Manuscrits et livres Base de données des oeuvres The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Mademoiselle de Lancey Charles Durand dit Carolus Duran Lille 1937 Paris 1917 1876 Oil on canvas 157 x 211 cm Inventory number PPP581 Inventory number PPP581 Acquisition details Alice Tahl named Lancey bequest 1913 Roll your mouse over the exhibit to view

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  • Le Petit Palais - Francis I Receives the Last Breaths of Leonardo da Vinci - petitpalais.paris.fr
    Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Francis I Receives the Last Breaths of Leonardo da Vinci Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres Montauban 1780 Paris 1867 1818 Oil on canvas 40 x 50 5 cm Following his stay in Rome as a guest at the French Academy Ingres stayed in Italy until 1824 The painter then made a living from portrait commissions and painted small historical scenes for private customers He painted the death of Leonardo with Francis I receiving his last breaths for the Count de Blacas ambassador of Louis XVIII and an influential figure during the Restoration The work has a troubadour feel and was freely inspired by French history seen from the angle of an edifying anecdote We know that Leonardo who had come to France at the invitation of Francis I died in Amboise in 1519 The undoubtedly fictitious story of his death in the presence of the king comes from The Lives by Vasari This work which appeared in 1550 celebrates the excellence of Italian painting following an ascending curve that starts with Cimabue and ends with Michelangelo and Raphael Having dropped out of his studies at a young age the painter relied more on his exceptional visual memory than his literary knowledge to compose historical subjects He in fact used various famous paintings exhibited at the Louvre Museum as models to represent the characters in the scene The use of iconographic citation can be clearly seen in the face of Francis I transposed from the portrait painted by Titian in 1538 The figure of the dying Leonardo is a typically Ingresque creation on the other hand with the expressive contortion of the neck and subtle colour scheme In the style of Romantic theatre in one scene Ingres combined the sublime emotion inspired by the death

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  • Le Petit Palais - Combat of the Giaour and the Pasha - petitpalais.paris.fr
    click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Combat of the Giaour and the Pasha Eugène Delacroix Charenton Saint Maurice 1798 Paris 1863 1835 Oil on canvas 73 x 61 cm The Combat of the Giaour and the Pasha painted by Delacroix in 1835 is inspired by passage from Byron s Oriental tales published in 1814 under the title The Giaour a Fragment of a Turkish Tale The story is about the ill fated love affair between a Venetian the Giaour a term used by Muslims to refer to an adulterer and a slave Leila who belonged to the seraglio of Hassan the military leader of a Turkish province Leila who has failed to show the Pasha Hassan the loyalty she owes him is thrown into the sea Her lover the Giaour avenges her by killing Hassan Through his independent and intrepid life as well as his literary works that speak to the heart and the imagination Byron embodied the Romantic hero par excellence His travels in the Islamicised countries of the Mediterranean opened the doors of the Orient to Delacroix The poet died in 1824 aged 36 near Missolonghi where he was fighting against Turkish domination on the side of the Greeks Hassan s death deliberately echoes the Greek struggle for independence supported by France England and Russia from 1820 to 1830 Whereas Byron s poem describes two troops filled with the same fury Delacroix chose to isolate the two rivals to represent them in a duel which is faithful to the story in its violence Delacroix also drew on his memories of travelling in Morocco The details of the costumes and harnesses he kept in his sketchbooks were used in the combat scene to emphasise the richness of his red and gold palette Delacroix excelled at depicting

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  • Le Petit Palais - Mameluke clock - petitpalais.paris.fr
    Visit Collections Paris 1900 The 19th century The 18th century The 17th century Renaissance The Western Christian World The Eastern Christian World The Classical World Graphic Arts Photographic Collection Manuscrits et livres Base de données des oeuvres The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Mameluke clock Jacob Mardochée known as Jacob Petit Paris 1796 Paris 1868 Circa 1845 Paris porcelain 56 x 44 x 26 cm A porcelain maker based in Paris and then Avon near Fontainebleau Jacob Petit is famous for his decorative objects bottles nightlights inkwells and clocks whose baroque exuberance was inspired by 18th century French and German styles The figure of the Mameluke horseman was inspired by a work by Debucourt The Retreating Mameluke engraved in 1803 after a watercolour by Carle Vernet The profusion of gold that emphasises the rocaille contours of the ornamentation the exuberance of the ornamentation and the shimmering harmonious colours express the verve and inventiveness of the most famous French porcelain maker of 1830 1860 Inventory number ODUT01740 Inventory number ODUT01740 Acquisition details Acquired with back interest on the Dutuit bequest in 1989 Room 24 Roll your mouse over

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  • Le Petit Palais - Buste de Samuel Welles de La Valette - petitpalais.paris.fr
    The Eastern Christian World The Classical World Graphic Arts Photographic Collection Manuscrits et livres Base de données des oeuvres The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Buste de Samuel Welles de La Valette Jean Baptiste Carpeaux Valenciennes 1827 Courbevoie 1875 1866 Plaster 81 x 59 x 40 Marks Inscriptions Hall marks Signed and dated JB CARPEAUX Paris 1866

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  • Le Petit Palais - Courbet au chien noir - petitpalais.paris.fr
    Graphic Arts Photographic Collection Manuscrits et livres Base de données des oeuvres The Tour Donors Museum map Information resource center In 1 click Students Researchers Disabled visitors Press Corporate Partners Newsletter Courbet au chien noir Gustave Courbet Ornans Doubs 1819 La Tour de Peilz Suiss 1877 1842 1844 Oil on canvas 46 3 x 55 5 cm Marks Inscriptions Hall marks Signed and dated bottom left Gustave Courbet 1842 Inventory

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  • Le Petit Palais - Portrait of Théodore Duret - petitpalais.paris.fr
    5 cm After the tumultuous exhibition of the Olympia Paris Musée d Orsay that scandalised the Salon in 1865 Manet left for Spain to forget the persecution he experienced at the hands of the Parisian critics During this short stay he happened to meet Théodore Duret who was dining at the same restaurant The new friends decided to discover Madrid together by strolling along its picturesque side streets watching bullfights and going to see the works of Greco in Toledo Their visit to Prado was mainly devoted to Velazquez whom Manet admiringly called the painter of painters Following a process borrowed from the Spanish master Manet placed his model in a neutral space with no boundary between the floor and walls Only the shadows at the feet of the figure and the stool give an impression of depth We possess a direct account of the conception of this painting thanks to the biography that Duret devoted to Manet in 1926 According to the author the still life placed at the bottom left on a stool was added at the end with Manet completing his painting with the luminous touch of the lemon As a cognac trader Théodore Duret 1838 1929 was a keen traveller out of professional necessity but also out of choice He was one of the first people to take an interest in Far Eastern art and played an important role in popularising Japanism A committed Republican he founded the journal La Tribune 1868 with collaborators including Émile Zola and Jules Ferry As an art critic and collector he established himself as one of the leading proponents of the Impressionists through his purchases and publications The portrait emphasises the dandy side of the model who was known for his elegance Not without a touch of humour Duret wrote

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