Portrait of Madame Mere by Francois Gerard

Portrait of Madame Mere (Letiza Bonaparte, nee Ramolino 1750-1836).

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
213 x 130 cm
Art Fund grant:
£40,000 ( Total: £290,000)
Acquired in:
1989
Vendor:
Heim Gallery

She is dressed sumptuously in the Empire style beside a table bearing a bust of Napoleon laureate.

Provenance

Jerome Bonaparte, Cassel Palace; San Donato Collection (sale Rome, 1880); Madame Asselin, Paris; E.Schidner, Paris; Nouveau Drouot, Paris, 1983.

Venue details

Scottish National Gallery The Mound, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH2 2EL 0131 624 6200 www.nationalgalleries.org

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