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Jean-Gabriel and Anne-Charlotte-Adélaide Eynard

about 1845

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

This carefully constructed, artful tableau is specifically emblematic of the Eynards' lives. A portfolio of drawings on a footstool at the left of Madame Eynard denotes her talent as an amateur artist, a basket of flowers signifies her interest in gardening, and an upholstered chair symbolizes her skill in the decoration of the Eynards' houses. The painting to Jean-Gabriel Eynard's left represents his art collections, the top hat characterizes his dandyism, and the folding camp chair commemorates his travels as a financier and diplomat.

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