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Louis Carrogis de Carmontelle (1717-1806)

Charles-Alexis Brûlart, comte de Genlis c.1765

RCIN 913119

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Carmontelle specialised in elegant portraits of figures in the household of his employer, the duc d’Orléans, among them this drawing of the seated comte de Genlis. Genlis’s wife was lady-in-waiting to the duke’s son, Philippe, and was a respected author: George owned many of her books. By 1828, this drawing would have evoked nostalgia for pre-Revolutionary France, with which George was fascinated.

Purchased in 1828