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Louise-Adelaide Desnos - A royal meeting, 1838

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Français : Sans doute le tableau présenté par Louise-Adélaïde Desnos au Salon de 1838 (no 503) avec la description suivante : Madame de la Vallière - Avant d'entrer au couvent, elle vient se jeter aux pieds de la reine pour obtenir son pardon.
Le tableau représenterait donc Louise de La Vallière, maîtresse du roi Louis XIV, venant demander pardon à l'épouse de celui-ci, la reine Marie-Thérèse, avant d'entrer au Carmel.
English: Probably the painting exhibited by Desnos at the Salon of 1838 (# 503) with the description (in French) : Madame de la Vallière - Avant d'entrer au couvent, elle vient se jeter aux pieds de la reine pour obtenir son pardon.
The painting would therefore depict Louise de La Vallière, mistress of King Louis XIV, asking forgiveness from the latter's wife, Queen Marie-Thérèse, before taking the veil.

Louise Adelaide Desnos was a French portrait and history painter who was born in 1807 and died in 1878. She was known for her skilful portrayal of historical and literary figures in her artwork. Recognised for her talent during her lifetime, Desnos contributed to the artistic landscape of her time with her portraits and historical scenes. Although she may not be as widely recognised as some other artists of her time, her contributions to the art world remain remarkable. If you're interested in learning more about her life and work, exploring art historical resources or books on 19th century French painting would be a good place to start.

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