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Creator Name: Girodet, Anne-Louis
Creator Dates/Places: French, 1767 - 1824
Creator Name-CRT: Anne-Louis Girodet
Title: Portrait of Louis-Charles Balzac
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1811
Creation End Date: 1811
Creation Date: 1811
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Overall: 24 x 19 11/16 in. (60.96 x 50.01 cm.)
AMICA Contributor: Dallas Museum of Art
Owner Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
ID Number: 1989.135.FA
Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts Collection, Mrs. John B. O'Hara Fund
Context: The French Revolution affected the lives of both the painter and the sitter of this portrait. Girodet, who had been destined to greatness as a history painter for the French king, found no grand commissions after the abolition of the monarchy and turned his skills to portraiture. Louis-Charles Balzac, trained as an architect, found work drawing the monuments of Egypt for Napoleon rather than building any himself.
AMICA ID: DMA_.1989.135.FA
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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