Sophie Liénard (French, active 1842-1845) Ferdinand Philippe (1810-1842), Duc de Chartres (1810-1830) and Duc d'Orléans (1830-1842), wearing black coat with standing collar, gold buttons and epaulettes, two Orders of the Légion d'Honneur and the breast star of the Grand Cross
Lot 121*
Sophie Liénard
(French, active 1842-1845)
Ferdinand Philippe (1810-1842), Duc de Chartres (1810-1830) and Duc d'Orléans (1830-1842), wearing black coat with standing collar, gold buttons and epaulettes, two Orders of the Légion d'Honneur and the breast star of the Grand Cross
Sold for £1,875 (US$ 3,185) inc. premium
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Lot Details
Sophie Liénard (French, active 1842-1845)
Ferdinand Philippe (1810-1842), Duc de Chartres (1810-1830) and Duc d'Orléans (1830-1842), wearing black coat with standing collar, gold buttons and epaulettes, two Orders of the Légion d'Honneur and the breast star of the Grand Cross.
Painted on porcelain, signed on the obverse Sophie Liénard, with maker's stamp to the reverse RIHOUET/ M de Porcelain/ 7 Rue de la Paix/ PARIS, gilt-metal mount engraved with foliate border.
Oval, 143mm (5 5/8in) high

Footnotes

  • The present lot is a copy after a posthumous oil portrait of 1843 by Franz Xavier Winterhalter (1805-1873) held by the Château de Versailles (Accession nos. MV 5228; INV 9987; LP 6604). Winterhalter's portrait is a variant of Ingres' earlier portrait of 1842 (Musée du Louvre; INV R.F. 2005-13), completed shortly before the sitter's untimely death.

    Ferdinand Philippe was the son of Louis Philippe, Duc d'Orléans (1773-1850), later Louis Philippe I of France (1830-1848) and his wife Princess Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily (1782-1866). Born in exile in Palermo, Sicily, Ferdinand Philippe joined the army under Charles X and in 1824, the King appointed him a Colonel of the 1er Régiment de Hussards. Upon Charles X's subsequent abdication, Louis Philippe was offered the throne, making Ferdinand Philippe the heir apparent.

    In 1836 Ferdinand Philippe set out on a Continental tour to find a suitable bride with his brother, Prince Louis, Duc de Nemours (1814-1896). After being introduced to several princesses, marriage negotiators finally swung in favour of Hélène-Louise-Elisabeth of Mecklenburg-Schwerin [see the preceding lot] and their marriage took place on 30 May 1837 at the Château de Fontainbleau. As the niece of Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia the match provided a convenient alliance, but initially offered little other attraction. Their eldest son, Prince Louis Philippe Albert (1838–1894), would later be hailed as Louis Philippe II by some while his brother, Prince Robert (1840-1910) fought with the Union army during the American Civil War before defending his homeland during the 1870 Franco-Prussian War. On 13 July 1842 Ferdinand Philippe died from the injuries he sustained after jumping from an out-of-control carriage. He had been travelling to say farewell to his family ahead of his departure for Saint-Omer where his troops were waiting for him. The Duc d'Orléans is interred in an elaborate tomb at the Chapelle Royale in Dreux, Eure-et-Loir.
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