Èlisabeth Louise Vigée-Lebrun - Snuff Box with Miniature of Madame du Barry, late 18th century

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(Paris, 1755 - 1842, Paris)

Object details

Accession number

C18e82

Primary Creator

Èlisabeth Louise Vigée-Lebrun

Full title

Snuff Box with Miniature of Madame du Barry

Creation Date

late 18th century

Provenance



Entered Isabella Stewart Gardner's collection by 1896.

Marks

Inscribed (inside, lid): Indecipherable [possibly an assayer's mark]
Inscribed in ink (on card inside the box): ...Elizabeth / ...XVI France / ...Ludwig collection

Dimensions

7 cm (2 3/4 in.)

Display Media

Crystal with minature of gouache on ivory

Web Commentary

Isabella Stewart Gardner kept meticulous records of many of her acquisitions. In keeping with this legacy, object information is continually being reviewed, updated, and enriched in order to give greater access to the collection.

Permanent Gallery Location

Little Salon

Bibliography

Loan Collection of Portraits for the Benefit of the Associated Charities and the North End Union. Exh. Cat. (Boston: Copley Hall, 1896), p. 58, no. 128 (the sitter as Madame Elizabeth of France; as previously owned by Ludwig II, King of Bavaria)
Marianne Roland Michel. "A Note on a Portrait of Madame du Barry." Fenway Court (1980), pp. 20-25, fig. 1. (as after Èlisabeth Louise Vigée-Lebrun, Madame du Barry, dated probably late 18th century)

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Commentary

Isabella Stewart Gardner kept meticulous records of many of her acquisitions. In keeping with this legacy, object information is continually being reviewed, updated, and enriched in order to give greater access to the collection.