Presumed portrait of the Duc and Duchesse de Chartres, surrounded by the Penthièvre and Conti families

Presumed portrait of the Duc and Duchesse de Chartres, surrounded by the Penthièvre and Conti families

By Jean-Baptiste-André Gautier-Dagoty
ca. 1775-1776
Oil on canvas
Inv. CAM 567
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The identity of this couple was long a subject of debate, but now seems established: the painting is thought to be a portrait of the Duc and Duchesse de Chartres surrounded by their family – in which case the work resembles a tribute to the dynasty of Louis XVI’s scheming cousin.

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