558
558
Jean-Paul Laurens
VIVE LE ROI
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT
558
Jean-Paul Laurens
VIVE LE ROI
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Master Paintings & 19th Century European Art

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Jean-Paul Laurens
1838 - 1921
VIVE LE ROI
signed Jean-Paul Laurens and dated 1893 (lower right)
oil on canvas, unframed
54 1/2  by 72 1/8  in.; 138.4 by 183.5 cm.
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Provenance

Private collection, Santiago
Thence by descent

Exhibited

 

Catalogue Note

This subject is derived from the memoirs of Madame de Bonchamps, the widow of the Vendeean general, de Bonchamps.

Her husband, held in prison and condemned to death, had been pardoned by the Convention, but the revolutionary tribunal at Nantes had not provided the pardon papers. Madame de Bonchamps sent her seven-year-old daughter to request the papers.

The judges demand that the child sing the prettiest song she knows in order to receive the pardon papers. The child begins to sing with full voice a Chouan song, the refrain of which is Vive le Roi, à bas la République; her genuine nature disarms the judges, despite the song that she sings them, and de Bonchamps daughter receives the writ of pardon.

Master Paintings & 19th Century European Art

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