Exceptional pair of oval plates in hard porcelain, with polychrome painted decoration, one representing Prince Louis of Orleans (1814-1896), Duke of Nemours and second son of King Louis-Philippe, in black coat wearing the large red cord of the Order of the Legion of Honor, the other representing his wife, née Princess Victoire de Saxe-Cobourg-Kohary (1822-1857), Duchess of Nemours, after the portraits of Franz-Xaver Winterhalter (1805- 1873) executed on the occasion of their marriage in 1840.
Royal Manufactory of Sèvres, circa 1842-1843.
Signed Cce Turgan, one lower right, the other lower left.
Original rectangular frames in gilt bronze chiseled by Maison Giroux in Paris.
H. 14.5 x L. 11.5 cm. Frames: H. 28.5 x L. 24.5 cm.
Salon of 1843, Royal Museum of Arts (Louvre), under n ° 1372 and 1373.
- Portrait of François d'Orléans, prince of Joinville (1818-1900), after Winterhalter, painted on Sèvres porcelain by Clémence Naigeon-Turgan (1802-1854), signed and dated 1845, in an identical gilt bronze frame . This portrait was presented at the Louvre Palace during the Exhibition of the Products of the Royal Manufactures in June 1846. It was sold in Drouot on June 8, 2012 at Collin du Bocage, lot 196 (auctioned for € 22,000).
- Other portraits on Sèvres porcelain, probably in the same frames, were made by Mme Turgan and are present in the archives of the manufacture (not located): King Louis-Philippe (1839), Queen Marie-Amélie after Hersent (1839), exhibited at the Salon of 1839, the Duchess of Orleans after Winterhalter (1840), exhibited at the Salon of 1841, Princess Clémentine d'Orléans after Winterhalter (1842), exhibited at the Salon of 1843, Princess Adélaïde d'Orléans after Winterhalter (1846), exhibited at the Salon of 1846.
Clémence Naigeon-Turgan (1802-1854), known as Madame Turgan, was a pupil of Marie-Victoire Jaquotot (1772-1855), another famous painter on porcelain and miniaturist. Daughter of the curator of the Luxembourg museum, Clémence Turgan worked as a figure painter at the Manufacture de Sèvres between 1830 and 1852. She exhibited at the Salon from 1834 to 1852.