Portrait of Madame Récamier
Artist Antoine Jean Gros
The portrait is in the Romantic style. It presents Madame Recamier leading a cosmopolitan life in Paris during her life at the consulate in the city. Known for her lavish soirees at the Palace of Rue Mont Blanc, which collected contemporary artists, writers, actors and politicians. The portrait was painted later, but presents interesting features thoughtful insight and graceful hands folded under her chest.