Madame Récamier (1777–1849)

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Madame Jeanne Françoise Jullie Adélaïde Récamier was a French socialite. In this portrait bust she is shown wearing a Greek turban in which her hair is gathered up and fixed with a comb. The original sculpture, made by the artist in 1805 or 1806, is in the permanent collection of the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon (object no. B 871) and is said to be the artist's most famous work. Several copies of the original were made.

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Madame Récamier (1777–1849)



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gift from Captain E. A. Lowndes, 1947

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