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Carolyn Sargentson, independent art historian and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Victoria and Albert Museum, outlines how changing social practices altered the designs and styles of furniture, both for the nobility and the lower classes.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens on view October 30, 2012–January 27, 2013.
The exhibition and catalogue are made possible by the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.
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Félicité Sophie de Lannion, Duchesse de La Rochefoucauld, at the Age of 29 Years (1745–1830)
Louis XV (1710–1774), King of France
Geneviève-Françoise Randon de Malboissière (1740-1766)
Bust of a man
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Signature: Signed and dated: (incised on back of pedestal) J.B. LEMOYNE. FECIT/1737
Countess Sala , New York (until 1961; sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, November 18, 1961, no. 207); Irwin Untermyer , New York (until 1964; to MMA)
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