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Wienczyslawa Barczewska, Madame de Jurjewicz

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This lush portrait depicts a member of the Polish nobility who lived most of her life in Paris. Painted in the highest courtly style of the nineteenth century, the image also recalls the grand manner of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century portraits by such artists as Anthony van Dyck and Thomas...

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Signed and dated F. WINTERHALTER/PARIS 1860


1928, Comtesse Jean de Quélen, France [see note 1]. By 1936 until at least 1988, Bussière collection, France [see note 2]. 1998, Konrad O. Bernheimer, Munich; 1998, sold by Bernheimer to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 21, 1998) NOTES: [1] She lent this to "L'exposition Winterhalter (Portraits de Dames du Second Empire)" (Jacques Seligmann et Fils, Paris, May 25 - June 15, 1928), cat. no. 14. [2] The Baronne de Bussière lent this to the exhibition "Winterhalter" (Knoedler, London, December 3-16, 1936), cat. no. 19 and the Baron de Bussière lent it to the exhibition "Franz Xaver Winterhalter and the Courts of Europe, 1830-1870" (National Portrait Gallery, London, and Petit Palais, Paris, 1987-1988), cat. no. 62.

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Museum purchase with funds bequeathed by Genevieve Gray Young in memory of Patience Young and Patience Gray Young



156.1 x 124 cm (61 7/16 x 48 13/16 in.)

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Oil on canvas