White "Madame Rivière" Stole
This stole is inspired by the painting of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867), Portrait of Madame Rivière, oil on canvas 117x82 cm (46x32 in) preserved in the Louvre.
In 1805, Ingres painted his first portraits, notably those of the members of the Rivière family, all preserved in the Louvre.
Madame Rivière is resting on a couch, and both the decor and her attire testify to her ease and social position : velvet cushion, long cashmere shawl, gold jewelery... These details allow Ingres to play with different materials and textures.
In this work of "youth", one can already see a feature of the painter,corporal deformation. Perhaps in response to the constraints of the oval format of the frame, Ingres lengthens the right arm of his model; likewise, the left shoulder is particularly high, and the fingers uncommonly long.