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FRANÇOIS-JOSEPH KINSON | PORTRAIT OF LOUIS ANTOINE OF FRANCE, DUC D'ANGOULÊME (1775 – 1844), THREE-QUARTER LENGTH

Estimate:

15,000 - 20,000 USD

Property from a Distinguished American collection

FRANÇOIS-JOSEPH KINSON | PORTRAIT OF LOUIS ANTOINE OF FRANCE, DUC D'ANGOULÊME (1775 – 1844), THREE-QUARTER LENGTH

FRANÇOIS-JOSEPH KINSON | PORTRAIT OF LOUIS ANTOINE OF FRANCE, DUC D'ANGOULÊME (1775 – 1844), THREE-QUARTER LENGTH

Estimate:

15,000 - 20,000 USD

Property from a Distinguished American Collection

FRANÇOIS-JOSEPH KINSON

Bruges 1770 - 1839

PORTRAIT OF LOUIS ANTOINE OF FRANCE, DUC D'ANGOULÊME (1775 – 1844), THREE-QUARTER LENGTH


oil on canvas

canvas: 45½ by 35¼ in.; 115.6 by 89.5 cm.

framed: 55½ by 45 in.; 141 by 114.3 cm. 

This paintings is in very good condition overall. The colors are bright and paint layer well-preserved, with thick, raised impasto paint in many of the details of the costume, particularly in the sword's handle. Under ultraviolet light a milky, uneven varnish all over the canvas prevents any old restorations from fluorescing, but it does not appear that there were any major campaigns in the past. Offered in a carved giltwood frame


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Given by the duc d'Angoulême to le baron Joseph-Balthazar Siméon, préfet du Pas-de-Calais;

With Eric Turquin, Paris;

There acquired. 

Born at Versailles as the eldest son of Charles X of France, the duc d'Angoulême was the last Dauphin of France. After his father abdicated the throne in 1830, he did the same and then exiled himself from France, dying in the Veneto. Kinson was the official portraitist to the duc d'Angoulême and painted several portraits of him in different versions. The prime, full-length version of the present painting, was exhibited at the Salon of 1819 and is now at the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux.


1. Oil on canvas, 209 by 145 cm., inv. no. Bx E 404.