Rose-Adélaïde Ducreux - Diana de la Vaupalière, Comtesse de Langeron - 1790
Rose-Adélaïde Ducreux (1761 – July 26, 1802) was a French painter and musician, born in Paris. Eldest daughter of Joseph Ducreux, with whom she also studied, she showed at the Louvre Salons in 1791, 1793, 1795, 1798, and 1799. She was accomplished both as a performer and as a composer.
Cathelin et Ducreux, “Elisabeth de France, soeur du roi”.
Paris, musée Carnavalet.
Élisabeth Philippine Marie Hélène de France, called Madame Elizabeth, was born May 3, 1764 at Versailles. Sister to Louis XVI, orphaned at the age of three, she received an excellent education and was distinguished by her talents in mathematics and science.
In 1783, Louis XVI gave her land and a house in the village of Montreuil, that remains today in the district of Montreuil at Versailles under the name “Domaine de Madame Elisabeth.”
She quickly developed a strong attachment to Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, by whose side she remained all his life especially refusing to marry. Under the Terror, she had to appear before the Revolutionary Court and was sentenced to death. She was guillotined May 10, 1794 in Paris.
Finished this the last day of Wizard World Philadelphia, 6/4/17. Colored pencil, after “Self-portrait Yawning,” by Joseph Ducreux, 1783. This is the same dude who also painted a self-portrait that became an internet meme a year or three ago, in which he’s wearing a dark hat rakishly tilted, and points at the viewer, smirking.