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musée des Arts décoratifs
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33000 Bordeaux
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A mysterious painting, inv. 71.4.1<br/> &copy;  madd bordeaux - L. Gauthier
A mysterious painting, inv. 71.4.1
© madd bordeaux - L. Gauthier
object n°46

A mysterious painting

Purchase by City of Bordeaux, 1971, inv. 71.4.1

In 1971, Jacqueline du Pasquier, director of the musée des Arts décoratifs of Bordeaux, bought in a public sale, to complete the Jeanvrot’s collection, a painting titled “the duchess of Berry leaving for the exile. From the boat on which she embarked, she looks at the ground of France which becomes blurred on the horizon (August 1830)”. This great work of art keeps a part of mystery: if its subject seems established well - in spite of some incoherence - his author, its execution date and the person who commissioned it remain unknown. The investigation is not thus closed.

The painting is located in the Salle de la duchesse de Berry, on the ground floor of the museum

previous objects of the month

objet n°31
Legs de Georges Périé, 1945 - Inv 78 23
object n°46
Purchase by City of Bordeaux, 1971, inv. 71.4.1
object n°42
object n°40
Circa 1745
object n°37
Circa 1735
object n°33
The second half of the XVIIIth century
object n°32
Produced between 1948 and 1960
object n°30
The first half of the XXth century
object n°29
Last quarter of the XVIIIth century