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A rediscovered portrait of Henrietta-Anne of England: music, portraiture, and the arts at the Court of France

Abstract : The portrait of a young lady richly adorned and holding a songbook is kept in the Bouges castle (Indre). In 2012 (Mélanges Massip) I could identify the music (Michel Lambert's air " J'avais passé près d'un jour sans la voir ", first published in 1666), the model (Henrietta-Anne of England, Duchess of Orléans), and the painter (portably Jean Nocret, portrait painter and interior decorator of the royal family). In this article I present also a diversity of literary as well as figurative " images ", according to which Henrietta is transformed into a " heroine " and even into a dazzling " star " of the Sun-King's Olympus, a kind of constantly renewed incarnation of different mythological figures, and even deities.
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Florence Gétreau. A rediscovered portrait of Henrietta-Anne of England: music, portraiture, and the arts at the Court of France. Imago Musicae , Libreria Musicale Italia, 2014, XXVI - 2013, pp.7-45. ⟨halshs-00947332⟩

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