Joseph Ducreux, 1770 - Presumed Portrait of Madame Ducreux, the mother of the artist. Formerly identified as that of Marie Louise Mignot (1712-1790), called Mrs Denis, niece of Voltaire. - fine art print

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The classic art painting was made by the male French artist Joseph Ducreux in 1770. The 250 years old painting was made with the size: Height: 35 cm, Width: 28 cm. Furthermore, this piece of art is part of the Musée Carnavalet Paris's collection. With courtesy of Musée Carnavalet Paris (public domain license).Creditline of the artwork: . The alignment is in portrait format and has a side ratio of 3 : 4, which means that the length is 25% shorter than the width.

Artwork information from the museum (© Copyright - by Musée Carnavalet Paris -

The model was previously identified as the portrait of Madame Denis, daughter of Catherine Arouet, wife Mignot, Voltaire's sister, Marie Louise Mignot was the subject of a special attachment to his uncle. After the death of her husband, Charles Nicolas Denis, she came to live with Voltaire, who made his housekeeper; their relationship soon became amorous and lasted, with ups and downs, until the death of the writer. When she entered the Carnavalet museum, the work going on to represent the actor Le Kain (1728-1778) in female costume. Mr. Olafur Thorvaldsson, art historian, has identified the painting as a portrait of Mrs. Ducreux, the mother of the artist, by analogy with a past pastel for sale at Piasa in December 2015 (see work documents and Jeffares, 2015).

Structured information on the artwork

Painting title: "Presumed Portrait of Madame Ducreux, the mother of the artist. Formerly identified as that of Marie Louise Mignot (1712-1790), called Mrs Denis, niece of Voltaire."
Classification: painting
Generic term: classic art
Temporal classification: 18th century
Artpiece year: 1770
Artwork age: 250 years
Original artwork dimensions: Height: 35 cm, Width: 28 cm
Museum / collection: Musée Carnavalet Paris
Museum location: Paris, France
Museum's web page: Musée Carnavalet Paris
License type of artwork: public domain
Courtesy of: Musée Carnavalet Paris

Artist table

Name of the artist: Joseph Ducreux
Other artist names: Ducreux Joseph, Greux Joseph, Joseph Ducreux, Ducreux, Creux Joseph, Ducreux Giuseppe
Artist gender: male
Nationality of artist: French
Jobs: painter
Country of the artist: France
Classification of the artist: old master
Lifespan: 67 years
Birth year: 1735
Town of birth: Nancy, Grand Est, France
Died in the year: 1802
Died in (place): Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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The product details

Product classification: art copy
Reproduction method: digital reproduction
Production method: UV print / digital printing
Provenance: made in Germany
Type of stock: on demand production
Intended usage: wall gallery, wall decoration
Alignment of the image: portrait format
Side ratio: (length : width) 3 : 4
Implication of side aspect ratio: the length is 25% shorter than the width
Item material options: canvas print, poster print (canvas paper), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), metal print (aluminium dibond)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) variants: 30x40cm - 12x16", 60x80cm - 24x31", 90x120cm - 35x47", 120x160cm - 47x63"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating): 30x40cm - 12x16", 60x80cm - 24x31", 90x120cm - 35x47"
Poster print (canvas paper) size variants: 30x40cm - 12x16", 60x80cm - 24x31", 90x120cm - 35x47"
Aluminium print (aluminium dibond material) sizes: 30x40cm - 12x16", 60x80cm - 24x31", 90x120cm - 35x47"
Framing of the art reproduction: without frame

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