• Lady with a Fan. Trompe-l’oeil Figure

    Artist:
    Anonymous Artist
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    109x33,3 cm

Anonymous Artist

Lady with a Fan. Trompe-l’oeil Figure

Russia, second half of the 18th century

This piece of trompe-l’oeil depicts a lady with an elaborate fontange hairstyle incorporating a tall lace headdress (named after the Marquise de Fontange, a mistress of King Louis XIV, who made it fashionable in the late 17th century). This figure of a lady is set apart the dummy boards kept in the Hermitage by its relatively small size. It was most probably intended to stand in a fireplace.

Title:

Lady with a Fan. Trompe-l’oeil Figure

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Material:

Technique:

oil

Dimensions:

109x33,3 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1946; handed over from the Museum of Ethnography of the Peoples of the USSR; formerly in the Yusupovs' Mansion

Inventory Number:

ЭРЖ-1717

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