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Marie Victoire Lemoine (French, 1754 - 1820)

Portrait of a Youth in an Embroidered Vest

Portrait of a Youth in an Embroidered Vest

1785
oil on canvas
25 5/8 x 21 ½ in.

Purchased with funds from The Cummer Council, AP.1994.3.1

At a time when the artistic education of females was limited by their exclusion from studies of nude models, Marie Victoire Lemoine (1754-1820) concentrated on the production of finely detailed portraits, miniatures, and genre subjects. She was born to a middle-class family in Paris and had three sisters, two of whom became professional artists. Though her sisters married, Marie Victoire concentrated on her career and remained single throughout her lifetime. She exhibited at the Salon of the French Academy between 1796 and 1814.

Although the youthful subject of this portrait is unknown, it is clear that Lemoine created a vivid likeness of this youth, whose elegant satin attire and embroidered vest indicate his connection with a noble family.

Visitor's Comments:

“Where does he come from? How old is he? His face seems to be saying who he is - but I cannot understand. His eyes are speaking - is he a slave or from society? Mysterious.” – Sally Baldwin

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Marie Victoire
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Lemoine
Permanent Image: 
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1785
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At a time when the artistic education of females was limited by their exclusion from studies of nude models, Marie Victoire Lemoine (1754-1820) concentrated on the production of finely detailed portraits, miniatures, and genre subjects. She was born to a middle-class family in Paris and had three sisters, two of whom became professional artists. Though her sisters married, Marie Victoire concentrated on her career and remained single throughout her lifetime. She exhibited at the Salon of the French Academy between 1796 and 1814.

Although the youthful subject of this portrait is unknown, it is clear that Lemoine created a vivid likeness of this youth, whose elegant satin attire and embroidered vest indicate his connection with a noble family.

Permanent Gift: 
Purchased with funds from The Cummer Council
Permanent Quote: 
“Where does he come from? How old is he? His face seems to be saying who he is - but I cannot understand. His eyes are speaking - is he a slave or from society? Mysterious.” – <strong>Sally Baldwin</strong>
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At a time when the artistic education of females was limited by their exclusion from studies of nude models, Marie Victoire Lemoine (1754-1820) concentrated on the production of finely detailed portraits, miniatures, and genre subjects. She was born to a middle-class family in Paris and had three sisters, two of whom became professional artists. Though her sisters married, Marie Victoire concentrated on her career and remained single throughout her lifetime. She exhibited at the Salon of the French Academy between 1796 and 1814.

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Permanent Gift: 
Purchased with funds from The Cummer Council
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Permanent Quote: 
“Where does he come from? How old is he? His face seems to be saying who he is - but I cannot understand. His eyes are speaking - is he a slave or from society? Mysterious.” – <strong>Sally Baldwin</strong>
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Permanent Art Location: 
French
Permanent Art Life Span: 
1754 - 1820
Catalog Number: 
AP.1994.3.1
Permanent Artist First Name: 
Marie Victoire
Permanent Artist Last Name: 
Lemoine
Permanent Image: 
Add "c."?: 
No
Permanent Year: 
1785
Permanent Period: 
18th Century European Art
Permanent Material: 
oil on canvas<br />25 5/8 x 21 ½ in.

At a time when the artistic education of females was limited by their exclusion from studies of nude models, Marie Victoire Lemoine (1754-1820) concentrated on the production of finely detailed portraits, miniatures, and genre subjects. She was born to a middle-class family in Paris and had three sisters, two of whom became professional artists. Though her sisters married, Marie Victoire concentrated on her career and remained single throughout her lifetime. She exhibited at the Salon of the French Academy between 1796 and 1814.

Although the youthful subject of this portrait is unknown, it is clear that Lemoine created a vivid likeness of this youth, whose elegant satin attire and embroidered vest indicate his connection with a noble family.

Permanent Gift: 
Purchased with funds from The Cummer Council
Permanent Quote: 
“Where does he come from? How old is he? His face seems to be saying who he is - but I cannot understand. His eyes are speaking - is he a slave or from society? Mysterious.” – <strong>Sally Baldwin</strong>
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