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Lilas Blanc (Portrait de Mme la Baronne L. de N.)

Photo credit: Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

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The sitter is shown wearing a corsage of white lilac. The bust was exhibited at the Salon of the 'Union des femmes peintres et sculpteurs' in 1891, no. 11 in the catalogue, with the accompanying poem: 'Se peut-il qu'un regard aussi plein de tendresse / Soit ici bas? / C'est un parfum léger, qui vous prend, / vous caresse, / Rose et blanc lilas.’ (Could there be a look more filled with tenderness / here on Earth below? / It is a light scent that takes hold of you, / caresses you, / Pink and white lilac'.

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum







H 64 x W 41 x D 21 cm

Accession number

:T22.6.2005.8 BORGM

Acquisition method

acquired from Miss Lautour, 1928

Work type


Signature/marks description

reverse: G. E. Devenish Walshe / Nice 1891

Inscription description

socle: low relief crowned monogram


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