Madame Besnard (Charlotte Dubray Besnard) in a Medallion, 1884

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This intimate portrait presents the artist’s wife, Charlotte, in a private moment, eyes closed and head propped on a pillow. Besnard must have admired his wife’s profile. He depicted her from this angle, in both paintings and prints, no less than six time. Sargent showed her in profile too.

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Title
Madame Besnard (Charlotte Dubray Besnard) in a Medallion
Artist Life
1849–1934
Role
Artist
Accession Number
P.12,629
Provenance
Emmanuel Alfred (Alfred II) Beurdeley (1847-1919), Lugt 421, Paris (until '1920 or 1921, his sale, July 2-3, 1920 or June 21-22, 1921, Delteil, Paris). Mrs. Charles Stinson Pillsbury (née Nelle Pendleton Winston), Minneapolis (until d. 1957; bequeathed to Mia)
Catalogue Raisonne
Delteil/Godefroy 21 i/iii, Coppier 19
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