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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI

Jane de Montchenu-Lavirotte
FRENCH
RUINES DES TUILERIES
Estimate
25,00035,000
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48

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MRS. MONIQUE UZIELLI

Jane de Montchenu-Lavirotte
FRENCH
RUINES DES TUILERIES
Estimate
25,00035,000
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19th Century European Art

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Jane de Montchenu-Lavirotte
B. 19TH CENTURY
FRENCH
RUINES DES TUILERIES
inscribed JARDIN DES TUILERIES/en 1882 and signed J. de Montchenu (lower left)

oil on canvas


18 1/2 by 24 1/4 in.
46.9 by 61.5 cm
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Catalogue Note

From its construction on Catherine de Medici's order in the sixteenth century, Paris' Palais des Tuileries stood on the right bank of the Seine until 1871 when it was destroyed by fire during the Paris Commune.   As shown in the present work, over the next ten years the burned and blackened shell of the great palace remained until the French National Assembly voted for the ruins' demolition.  The diversity of the crowd in de Montchenu-Lavirotte's composition reflects the debate over the Tuileries' preservation as some members of the leisure class thought it a travesty to destroy an architectural landmark while others viewed it as a symbol of past royal regimes.  Though the palace is long gone, visitors to the area today can still see the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel before walking on to Jardin des Tuileries or vising the Louvre.   

19th Century European Art

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