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Empress Eugenie (1826–1920)

Marie-Pauline Laurent (French, 1805–1860)
French, Sèvres
Painted enamel on copper; gesso and gilt-wood frame
Overall (enamel): 7 7/8 × 5 7/8 in. (20 × 14.9 cm); Overall (frame): 12 1/8 × 10 in. (30.8 × 25.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Gifts, 2004
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 556
A close copy of a painting by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1806–1873), the portrait depicts Eugénie de Montijo de Guzmán (1826–1920), wife of Emperor Napoleon III and mother of the prince imperial.
Signature: Signed and dated at the bottom of the plaque: Pauline Laurent./ Sevres 1855.

Inscription: Sticker, circular paper, attached to the back of the frame: EARLED D. VANDEKAR
[ Michele Beiny Harkins , New York, until 2004; sold to MMA ]
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