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ART PAGE 93

Countess Helena Apolonia Potocka - 1808
oil on wood, 81.2 x 45.9 cm
National Museum, Warsaw
Purchased in 1925. Countess Helene Apollonia Potocka-de Ligne, née Massalska. She was married first to Karl Josef de Ligne in 1779. they has one daughter called Sidonie de Ligne, born 1787. Her husband died as a soldier on the Austrian side in the fight against the french on 14 Sept 1792. She then married Wincent Potocki. They had three children. All of them died early. Sidonie de Ligne married one of her step brothers Potocki. Dr Elzbieta Pilecka-Pietrusinska, the curator of the National Museum of Warsaw provided this image of the restored painting to Julia Slupska for our web site. The museum finished the restoration of the portrait in early 2009. The painting was purchased in 1925 without the damaged left side. View a black and white image of the original undamaged painting. The original dimensions were 81.2 x 67 cm.

Madame Lesould - 1780
oil on canvas, 73 x 59 cm (28.75 x 23.25 in)
Musee des Beaux Arts, Orleans
Madame Lesould, Nee Marie Francoise Devilly Desmarchais. Marie Fran├žoise Lesould (1751-28 July 1810, Paris) was the youngest of four daughters of Jean-Baptiste Louis Devilly Démarchais, inspector of wines, and his wife, Marie Nicole Dubrayl (d. 1778). In 1767, she married an attorney, Robert Marlot André (1730-1768), bearing him a son. After she was widowed, she remarried, in 1772, to Alexis Lesould (d. 1812), a merchant of fabric and lace. View the framed portrait.

Mme Charlotte Ritt - 1797
oil on canvas
Museo Nacional de Colombia
Wife of Augustin Ritt (1768-1799), the great painter of miniatures and Russian Court Painter to Catherine the Great. Vigee Le Brun also sketched the sitter (Art Page 35).


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