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FROM THE ARCHIVE 4th November 2014

What fun to have sold a whacking great print of Gabrielle d’Estrees and one of her sisters on Fine Art America. It’s a delightfully cheeky oil painting; it’s a great shame the art…

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Violet Trefusis (née Keppel; 6 June 1894 – 29 February 1972) was an English writer and socialite. She is chiefly remembered for her lengthy affair with the poet Vita Sackville-West, which the two women continued after their respective marriages to men. Trefusis wrote novels and non-fiction works, both in English and French.

The affair was featured in novels by both parties, in Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando: A Biography, and in many letters and memoirs of the period, roughly 1912–1922. Many are preserved at Yale University Library. Trefusis also inspired other fiction and was featured as a pivotal character in these novels, including “Lady Montdore” in Nancy Mitford’s Love in a Cold Climate and…

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What fun to have sold a whacking great print of Gabrielle d’Estrees and one of her sisters on Fine Art America. It’s a delightfully cheeky oil painting; it’s a great shame the artist is unknown. Who would have thought that such a sassy image would have been acceptable in 1594!

Gabrielle d’Estrees and one of her sisters, or Portrait presume de Gabrielle d’Estrees et de sa soeur la duchesse, was at one time attributed to Frans Pourbus and at another to Francois Clouet. The true artist remains unknown but the picture belongs to the School of Fontainebleau. Painted in oil on an oak panel in 1594, it now hangs in the Louvre.

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This painting is one of my all-time favourites and when I have the money, I shall buy an enormous framed version for my living room.

Gabrielle d’Estrées and one of her sisters, or Portrait présumé de Gabrielle d’Estrées et de sa soeur la duchesse, was at one time attributed to Frans Pourbus and at another to François Clouet.  The true artist remains unknown but the picture belongs to the School of Fontainebleau.  Painted in oil on an oak panel in 1594, it now hangs in the Louvre.

The images and links in today’s post are to Fine Art America and Fine Art England (new site) but I have, in fact, just sold a print of the painting at Zazzle, which is immensely pleasing.

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