Portrait of the Marquise de Miramon, née, Thérèse Feuillant

James Tissot, 1836-1902


Oil on canvas

128.3 x 77.2 cm (50 1/2 x 30 3/8 in.)

Collection: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

From the collection's own account, we learn that Thérèse-Stephanie-Sophie Feuillant (1836-1912) was an heiress from a wealthy bourgeois family, now the wife of René de Cassagnes de Beaufort, Marquis de Miramon. James Tissot has depicted her leaning against a mantlepiece in "a rose colored, ruffled peignoir, or dressing gown," in her husband's family seat, the Château de Paulhac, Auvergne. [Commentary continues below.]

Image kindly made freely available by the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

Text by Jacqueline Banerjee