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Artist Vigée-LeBrun, Elisabeth Louise
Title The Countess von Schönfeld with Her Daughter
Date 1793
Year Range from 1793
Year Range to 1793
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions H-136.144 W-99.365 cm
Credit line Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation
ID# 1961.013.028
Object Name Painting
Provenance Count Von Schönfeld, Vienna; purchased June 1937 through Baron Eugene de Rothschild, Paris, by Jacques Seligmann and Co. Paris in partnership with M. Knoedler & Co., New York; [1] sold by Jacques Seligmann and Co., New York to Samuel H. Kress [1863-1955] on 10 May 1950; gift to the University of Arizona Museum of Art in 1961.

[1] Jacques Seligmann and Co. Records, Archives of American Art, Box 290, folder 6, Purchase Receipts and Documentation: Purchase Receipts, nos. 6156-6543, 1936 February-1937 December.

PSPC 1983: Graf von Schönfeld, Vienna; Jacques Seligmann & Co., NY; Kress acquisition, 1950; UAMA since 1951.
Bibliography K-1711 "Souvenirs de Madame Elisabeth Lebrun," vol. II, ed. by Fournier, Paris, 1835-1837, pages 369-372. Blanc, Charles. "Histoire des peintres de toutes les Ecoles, Ecole Française," vol. II, Paris, 1862, page 8. Helm, William H. "Vigee-Lebrun, Her Life Works and Friendships," Boston, 1915 pages 199, 220. Blum, André. "Madame E. Vigee Lebrun, peintre de grandes dames du 18e siecle," Paris, 1919, page 101. "Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection," National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., 1951, page 232 f., no. 104 (W. Suida). "Twenty-Five Paintings from the Collection of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation at the University of Arizona," Tucson, 1951, no. 22 (W. Suida). Kuser, Victoria. "Guest Informant" article, Tucson, 1988-1989 edition, page 37. "Room for Two," television series, ABC/Warner Bros., 1991, image part of title sequence. Ishikawa, Chiyo, Lynn Federle Orr, George T.M. Shackelford, and David Steel. "A Gift to America, Masterpieces of European Painting from the Samuel H. Kress Collection," North Carolina Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Seattle Art Museum, and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1994, color illus, page 273. Goodden, Angelica. St. Hilda's College, Oxford, 1995 (published?). Vandenberg, Catherine (photo editor). "Guest Informant" article, Tucson, 1995 edition. Steeb, Christian. "Die Grafen von Fries. Eine Schweizer Familie und ihre wirtschaftspolitische und kulturhistorische Bedeutung fur Osterreich zwischen 1750 und 1830," Phil Diss. Grasz 1995. Musee-Promenade, Louveciennes, France, 2001 (exhibited?). Biancani, Stefania. "Il Ritratto Nell 'Eta' Della Restaurazzione Tra teoria Artistica e Letteratura," (University thesis), 2003. Walczak, Gerrit. "Elisabeth Louise Vigee-Lebrun: eine Kunsteria in der Emigration," Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2004, Nymphenburger, Munich, b/w. Mazzocca, Ferdinando. "Vigee-LeBrun, Il Diario," Mondadori Electo, 2004, Milano, Italy, color. Giannini, Irene. "Diary of Vigée LeBrun," Mondadori Electa, Milan, Italy, 2004. May, Gita. "Elisabeth Vigee LeBrun and Marie Antoinette: The Odyssey of an Artist in the Age of Revolution," Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2005, color, scholarly work. Agnes Husslein-Arco, Sabine Grabner, Werner Telesko, editors, "Congress of Vienna, 1814-1815 (exhibition catalog)," Belvedere, 2015. Wald-Lasowski, Patrick, "Souvenirs," Citadelles et Mazenod, 2015.
Exhibitions History "Masterpieces of Art," New York World's Fair, 1940, cat. no. 225; "Masterpieces of Painting," Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, 1942, cat. no. 51; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1951; "Art Treasures for America," National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Dec 10, 1961-Feb 4, 1962, cat. no. 100; "Elisabeth Louise Vigée LeBrun," Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX, Jun 5-Aug 9, 1982, cat. no. 40, ill; "A Gift to America, Masterpieces of European Painting from the Samuel H. Kress Collection," Chiyo Ishikawa, Lynn Federle Orr, George T.M. Shackelford, and David Steel with essays by Marilyn Perry and Edgar Peters Bowron, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., NY, in association with the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, Feb 5-Apr 24, 1994; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX May 22-Aug 14, 1994; The Seattle Art Museum, WA, Sept 15-Nov 20, 1994; and The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA, Dec 17-Mar 4, 1995; "Die Grafen von Fries. Eine Schweizer Familie und ihre wirtschaftspolitische und kulturhistorische Bedeutung fur Osterreich zwischen 1750 und 1830," Phil Diss. Grasz 1995, Christian Steeb; Musee-Promenade, Louveciennes, France, 2001 (exhibited?); "Elisabeth Vigèe-Lebrun and the Eighteenth-Century Question of Beauty," The Trust for Museum Exhibitions, Sept 6 2001-July 14, 2002 (?).
Subjects Infants
Mothers
Mothers & children
Portrait paintings
Architectural elements
Representational
Oil painting
Rococo
Figures
Women
Children
Children & adults
Pillars
Hills
Trees