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- Object: Une Famille malheureuse
The unhappy family, after Prud'hon & Mayer: man sitting on a chair in an attic room with his wife standing behind him, and his three children crying. 1823
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Height: 311 millimetres (image size)
Width: 231 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The painting was, by Prud'hon's own admission, mainly the work of his pupil and mistress, Constance Mayer; Prud'hon simply finished it after Constance's death (1821). However, and despite Prud'hon's claim that the composition was Mayer's own invention, the preparatory drawings all seem to be the work of the master.
The finished painting was exhibited at the 1822 Salon under Prud'hon's name.
Lit: 'Prud'hon ou le rêve du bonheur', Paris 1997, cat. No.217-218, pp.307-309.
Possibly from 'Galerie de S. A. R. la Duchesse de Berry', see 1987,1212.95 for comment
- Not on display
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