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Antoinette Cécile Hortense, Mme Haudebourt Lescot

1784 - 1845

Place Born

Paris

Place Died

Paris

Bio

Antoinette Haudebourt-Lescot was one of the most celebrated of a generation of women artists who practiced genre painting in the early nineteenth century. She appears as the only woman in François-Joseph Heim’s 1827 portrait of artists rewarded by Charles X. Many of her genre scenes illustrate the customs of Italy where she traveled when her teacher, Lethiére, was named director of the French Academy in Rome. Others, such as this highly finished watercolor, are historical genre pictures that would have appealed particularly to her aristocratic patrons such as the Duchess of Berry. She was also an accomplished portrait painter as her self-portrait in the Louvre demonstrates. In 1820 Lescot married the architect Haudebourt and continued to exhibit at the Salon to which she submitted more than 110 paintings between the years 1810 and 1840.

Available Art Works

Mary Queen of Scots

Work Available
Historical Period: 1780-1820 Neoclassicism and 1810-1870 Romanticism
Mary Queen of Scots
The Generosity of the Duchess of Angoulême

Work Available
Historical Period: 1780-1820 Neoclassicism and 1810-1870 Romanticism
The Generosity of the Duchess of Angoulême