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THE DUCHESSE ANNE D’UZÈS WORKING ON A SCULPTURE OF JEANNE D’ARC

Signed And Dated A.D. Demange 1900.

Measurements

Height: 39 1/2" (100 cm)
Width: 32" (81 cm)

Research

Oil on canvas.

This painting, by the French artist Adolphe Demange, depicts the Duchesse d’Uzès working on a monumental sculpture of Joan of Arc in the workshop of her mentor, the painter and sculptor Jean-Alexandre-Josef Falguière. Demange (1857- after 1927) was a portraitist who was inducted into the Society of French Artists after 1901, and appeared in the Society’s expositions between 1896 and 1926. He signed the painting at the upper right: “To the valiant artist-sculptor Mme La Duchesse d’Uzès, tribute of the painter A.D. Demange.”

Born 10 February 1847 in Paris, Marie Adrienne Anne Victurnienne Clémentine de Rochechouart de Mortemart was the daughter of Louis de Rochechouart de Mortemart, Count of Mortemart, and Marie-Clementine Chevigne; and the great-granddaughter of Madame Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin, the famed “Grand Dame of Champagne,” also called “Veuve Cliquot” (Widow Cliquot), proprietress of the eponymous champagne house. Anne de Rochechouart de Mortemart became the Duchesse d’Uzès in 1872, upon her marriage to Emmanuel de Crussol Uzès (1840-1878), Duke of Crussol and 12th Duke of Uzès.

Full research report available on request.

Full research report available on request.