Death Of The Prince De Talmont (La Mort Du Prince De Talmont)
Medium: Oil On Canvas
Size: 82 x 56 cm
Signed: lower right: F. F. RICHARD / 1823
Commissioned by Henriette-Louise, Princess of Talmont (widow of Antoine-Philippe de la Trémoille, Prince of Talmont, 2nd son of Jean de la Trémoille, Duke of Thouars, executed 29 Jan 1794) in a letter to François Fleury-Richard dated 20 July 1822 (her acknowledgment of receipt of the painting dated 21 Oct 1823); possibly the painting sold in the Trémoille sale of 12 June 1926, lot 49 (this may otherwise be the version in Bourg-en-Bresse, of almost identical dimensions, commissioned 9 August 1822 by Marie-Virginie, Duchess and Princess of La Trémoille, Duchess of Thouars, sister-in-law of the Princess of Talmont). Private Collection.