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The Duchess of Chaulmes, as a Gardener in an Allee

Date

1771

Collection

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From the Collection

Descriptive medium

black lead, red chalk, watercolour

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From the Watercolour World

Location

Palais-Royal, Paris, France

Country

Tww Comment

Palais-Royal was the Parisian court of the duc d'Orléans. Marie d'Albert de Luynes (Duchess of Chaulnes) probably posed during a social event at the Parisian court of the duc d'Orléans. At the duke's parties, master of ceremonies Louis Carmontelle entertained guests by drawing on-the-spot portraits. (https://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/442/louis-carrogis-de-carmontelle-the-duchess-of-chaulnes-as-a-gardener-in-an-allee-french-1771/). The Palais-Royal now serves as the seat of the Ministry of Culture, the Conseil d'État and the Constitutional Council as well as Institut National de Podologie.