PORTRAIT OF PRINCESS MARIE D’ORLÉANS (1813-1839)
Hard-paste porcelain biscuit sculpture, representing her on foot dressed in a strapless laced collar dress, holding a book in her left hand, resting on a rectangular base (light restorations).
Paris or Limoges, circa 1837.
Height : 20,5 cm.
Marie d’Orléans, French princess and daughter of King Louis-Philippe, married in 1837 to the Duke Alexander of Wurtemberg, of whom she had a son, Philip of Wurtemberg. A pupil of Ary Scheffer, Princess Marie was endowed with a certain artistic talent which imposed her as the first woman French romantic sculptor. She also worked on drawing, many of her works are preserved at the Musée de la Vie Romantique in Paris, at the Musée Condé in Chantilly, at the Musée National du Château de Versailles and at the Musée de Dordrecht in the Netherlands. The Museums of the Louvre and Condé devoted to her important exhibitions in 2008.