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Pietro Tenerani, 1798 - 1869
PORTRAIT OF HENRI D'ARTOIS (1820-1883), DUKE OF BORDEAUX, COUNT OF CHAMBORD, CIRCA 1840
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Pietro Tenerani, 1798 - 1869
PORTRAIT OF HENRI D'ARTOIS (1820-1883), DUKE OF BORDEAUX, COUNT OF CHAMBORD, CIRCA 1840
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Pietro Tenerani, 1798 - 1869
PORTRAIT OF HENRI D'ARTOIS (1820-1883), DUKE OF BORDEAUX, COUNT OF CHAMBORD, CIRCA 1840
signed Tenerani
white marble herm bust
63 x 39 cm ; 24 4/5 by 15 1/3 in.
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Literature

J. du Pasquier, Raymond Jeanvrot. Une passion Royaliste, Paris, 2007, p. 32, fig ; 4 (pour le plâtre); S. Grandesso, Pietro Tenerani (1789-1869), Milan, 2003.

Catalogue Note

Last legitimate descent of Louis XV and Marie Leszczynska, prince of the royal family of France and grandson of Charles X, Henri d'Artois aspired  to the Crown from 1844 until his death. At the Restoration, Louis XVIII gave him the title of Duke of Bordeaux, in homage to the first city to have rallied the Bourbon dynasty. As he had received the castle of Chambord by national subscription, Henri adopted the courtesy title of Count of Chambord in 1830, while his partisans named him Henri V. His death, without descent, marks the extinction of the branch of Artois.

First trained by his maternal uncle Pietro Marchetti, the young Tenerani arrived in Rome in 1813 where he joined Bertel Thorvaldsen's workshop. He participated on the tomb of Pope Pius VIII, completed a colossal marble of Saint Alphonsus of Liguori (Vatican), executed a Saint John the Evangelist for the Church of San Francesco di Paola (Naples) and a Saint Benedict for the Basilica Ostiense. He is also the author of numerous bust portraits of secular and religious dignitaries such as Popes Pius VIII, Gregory XVI and Pius IX. His fame radiated well outside of Italy, in Hungary (monument to Foth for the chapel Karoly) and Bogota (statue of Simon Bolivar).

A plaster from this model is kept in Bordeaux (Musée des Beaux-Arts), a marble is kept in Nice, another is kept in the Chateau de Chambord Collection and finally another is kept in Beauvais (MUDO).

Tableaux, Sculptures et Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle

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