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The Study of King Louis-Philippe at Neuilly

James Roberts1845

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, United States

In this drawing of the study in the Chateau de Neuilly, the summer residence of King Louis-Philippe, he is seated at his writing table, piles of documents at his side. Swagged draperies in the Empire style frame the windows, which look out on the park at Neuilly. Except for the large number of paintings lining the walls, this is a typical working study of the time, an almost middle-class room.

Details

  • Title: The Study of King Louis-Philippe at Neuilly
  • Creator: James Roberts
  • Date Created: 1845
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Thaw Collection
  • Medium: Brush and watercolor and gouache
  • Signed: Lower right, in brown ink: J Roberts/ Juillet 1845
  • Provenance: Eugene V. Thaw Collection; Didier Aaron, Inc., New York; Duc de Nemours, 1936; Duc de Vendome, 1926 (?)
  • Exhibitions: New York - CHNDM, House Proud, Nineteenth-century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw Collection, August 12, 2008-January 25, 2009.Paris, Hotel Jean Charpentier, L'Art et la Vie sous Louis-Philippe, 1926, no. 131.
  • Dimensions: Frame H x W x D: 60.3 x 44.8 x 2.5 cm (23 3/4 x 17 5/8 x 1 in.)Sheet: 33.6 x 30.8 cm (13 1/4 x 12 1/8 in.)
  • Bibliography: Gail S. Davidson et al., House Proud, Nineteenth-century Watercolor Interiors from the Thaw Collection (New York: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 2008), 62, fig. 50; 104, pl. 37.Theresa-Mary Morton, Royal Residences of the Victorian Era, Watercolors of Interior Views from the Royal Library, Windsor Castle (The Royal Collection).Paris, Hotel Jean Charpentier, L'Art et la Vie sous Louis-Philippe, 1926, no. 131. (illus.).

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