Portrait of Eugénie Tripier-Le-Franc (Portrait d'Eugénie Tripier-Le-Franc), or Self-Portrait
Attributed to Eugénie Tripier-Le-Franc
This painting encompasses the era’s fascination with antiquity (the Grecian-style gown) and the Sublime (an emotional experience generated by the awesome force of nature), which was a key concept in the burgeoning movement of Romanticism. The painting was exhibited in post-Revolutionary Paris, at a time when the country was gripped by social, economic, and governmental instability. The figure, who wears the colors of the new French republican flag—red hair ribbon, white dress, and blue shawl—may have been understood as an allegorical figure of France, shivering amid the Revolutionary storm.
Brown ink, graphite, and white opaque watercolor on wove paper
Sheet: 6 9/16 × 4 15/16 in. (16.7 × 12.5 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Louis Thomas
This item is not on view
Attributed to Eugénie Tripier-Le-Franc (French, 1805-1872). Portrait of Eugénie Tripier-Le-Franc (Portrait d'Eugénie Tripier-Le-Franc), or Self-Portrait, 1820-1829. Brown ink, graphite, and white opaque watercolor on wove paper, Sheet: 6 9/16 × 4 15/16 in. (16.7 × 12.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Louis Thomas, 71.138.10 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 71.138.10_SL3.jpg)
overall, 71.138.10_SL3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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