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musée des Arts décoratifs
et du Design de 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

object N°53
Gift of the Friends of the madd-bordeaux - Inv. 2020.18.1 to 2020.18.11
object n°52
Purchase from the City of Bordeaux - Inv. 82.3.1
object n°51
Old fund of the City of Bordeaux - Inv. 7110
object n°50
Fixed under glass: glass, oil paint, gold and palladium leaf - Gift of Mr Daniel Thierry - Inv. 2018.1.1
object n°49
after Eugène Lami (1800 - 1890), 1829 - Purchase from the City of Bordeaux, 1958 - Inv.58.1.2270
object n°48
Don du designer au madd-bordeaux en 2018 - Inv. 2018.15.1
object n°47
Deposit of the Musée national de céramique, Sèvres, 1978 - Inv D 2008.0.81 to 109
object n°46
Purchase by City of Bordeaux, 1971, inv. 71.4.1
object n°45
Gift of the Association des Amis des Musées de Bordeaux, 1996 - Inv 96.2.15
object n°44
Gift of M. Olivier Droin, 2017 - Inv 2017.1.1
object n°43
Old fund of the City of Bordeaux - Inv 9988
object n°42
Gift of the Kreo Gallery, 2014 - Inv 2014.10.11
object n°41
Deposit of the CHU of Bordeaux, 2009 - Inv D 2009.6.4
object n°40
Old fund of the City of Bordeaux - Inv 46 33
object n°39
Gift of the Bordeaux Friends of Vincent Poujardieu, 2011 - Inv 2011.2.2
object n°38
Purchase by the City of Bordeaux with the help of the Friends of the Hôtel de Lalande, 1986 - Inv 86.3.10
object n°37
Deposited in 1924 in the museum
object n°36
Gift of Arc en rêve - architecture centre, 2001 - Inv 2001.6.1