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After Ary Scheffer (1795-1858)

'Portrait de la reine Marie Amélie' 1860

Albumen print? | RCIN 2865063

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Photograph of a work by Ary Scheffer created in 1857 and now in the Musée de la Vie romantique, Paris (Inv. no. 1009.1). The three-quarter length portrait depicts the exiled Marie Amélie (1782–1866), queen consort of Louis Philippe (1773–1850), in mourning at Claremont. She sits in a large chair facing slightly to the right, her hands placed on the chair's armrests.

Ary Scheffer (and his studio) continued throughout his life to produce new works of old compositions on demand. His paintings were also widely reproduced as etchings.

  • Creator(s)

    After Ary Scheffer (1795-1858) (artist)

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

    Queen Marie Amélie, consort of Louis Philippe I, King of the French (1782-1866)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs