Paintings by Gustave Jean Jacquet (1846-1909)
"Caroline Murat, Queen of Naples, with her daughter, Letizia", 1807, by Elisabeth Louise Vigée-Le Brun (French. 1755-1842). This portrait is of Napoléon’s youngest sister, Caroline Bonaparte (1782-1839). In 1800 she married Joachim Murat (1767-1815), a brilliant cavalry officer who had served in many campaigns with Napoléon. In 1808, Murat succeeded Joseph Bonaparte as King of Naples. Letizia (also spelled Laetitia) Murat lived 1802-59.
"Baronne de Chalvet-Souville", 1793, by François-André Vincent (French, 1746-1813)
"Doña Isabel de Porcel", c. 1800-05, by Francisco de Goya (Spanish, 1746-1828). She is dressed as a ‘maja’, as Spanish ladies of fashion often did in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Goya’s portrait of her husband, Don Antonio de Porcel, was dated 1806 (formerly in the Jockey Club, Buenos Aires).
"Portrait of the Comtesse Vilain XIIII and her Daughter", 1816, by Jacques-Louis David (French, 1748-1825). The Comtesse is shown with her five-year-old daughter, Louise. The portrait was painted in Brussels. Like David, the Comtesse was associated with Napoleon. Her husband, Philippe Vilain XIIII was ennobled by Napoleon in 1811. The Comtesse was a lady-in-waiting to the Empress Marie-Louise and had held one of the paraphernalia (probably the water vessel) at the baptism of Napoleon’s son.
"Portrait of M. Olive and his family (Nicolas Olive (1753-1803) and his wife Marie-Françoise Marchal)", 1791-92, by Marie-Geneviève Bouliard (French, 1763-1825).
"Portrait of artist Adélaïde Binart (1771-1832), wife of Alexandre Lenoir", 1797, by Marie-Geneviève Bouliard (French, 1763-1825)
"Mrs. Siddons", 1804, by Sir Thomas Lawrence (English, 1769-1830). Sarah Siddons was the greatest tragic actress of her age. She was particularly famous for her interpretations of Shakespearian roles, in particular Lady Macbeth. Siddons retired from the stage in 1812; Lawrence painted her near the end of her career. She appears not on the stage but at one of her dramatic readings, with volumes of plays by Thomas Otway and Shakespeare beside her.
"Portrait of Princess Anna Lopukhina-Gagarina (1777-1805), Mistress of Emperor Paul I of Russia", c. 1792-93, by Jean-Louis Voille (French, 1744-1803/05)
"The Ainslie Sisters (Agnes and Margaret)", 1808, by Thomas Stewardson (British, 1781-1859)
"Lina Gröger (Portrait of the Artist’s Foster Daughter)", 1802, by Friedrich Carl Gröger (German, 1766-1838)