Projet pour les Busses de Florence et Alice Campbell by Baron Henri de Triqueti

Projet pour les Busses de Florence et Alice Campbell

Baron Henri de Triqueti

Patinated plaster

1855

La Musée Girodet, Montargis, France

Thanks to his various visits to England, and to his marriage to Julia Forster in 1834, Triqueti received many commissions from the British, from such connoisseurs and patrons of the arts as Lord Lansdowne and Lord Ellesemere. This was especially so after the French royalists fled to Britain after the 1848 Revolution, and he became a favourite of the British royal family. These two young sisters against a trelliswork background are clearly in the very bloom of youth.

Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee, 2009/10.

[Photograph taken by kind permission of the Musée Girodet, Montargis, France.]