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PORTRAIT OF CHARLES X

Made by: Alexandre Brachard (Attributed to)

Currently in storage


About this object

Bas-relief plaster portrait in a round frame signed Brachard, and dated 1816 at the bottom. Image painted sealing wax red to resemble wax. The portrait possibly depicts Charles X (1757-1836), King of France (1824-1830). He is shown in profile facing proper right with short tousled hair and long sideburns. He is wearing a military uniform: a jacket with broad lapels, high collar and epaulettes, a sash, a high cravat and the orders of Golden Fleece and Order of the Holy Spirit (Ordre du Saint-Esprit). The portrait is attached to a black slate background under a slightly domed glass in a round black frame (possibly of ebonized wood) with a gold fillet. On the reverse the portrait is overlaid with paper, on which there is a hand-written inscription in ink: “Charle X,” and a line underneath. The portrait is held in place by a ring of tooth-shaped clamps. On the sides of the frame there are two holes, possibly from a previous hanging support, and on top there is a small modern picture hook.

Object name:
PORTRAIT OF CHARLES X
Made from:
Plaster -- slate -- glass -- and wood
Made in:
Place made unknown
Date made:
1816
Size:
14.3 cm (5 5/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
2008.3.1
Signature marks:
Inscription Charle X On back of frame Underlined in ink
Credit line:
Museum Purchase, 2008