Thursday, June 4, 2020

Ladies in the mid 18C French Garden

The artist here is Louis Carrogis of Carmontelle, 1717-1806. French artist who also designed several gardens, including the Anglo-Saxon Park Monceau Park, Paris (1773-8), with its many diversions including "ruins," a "Dutch windmill," a "Tartar tent," and similar fabrications. One of its most unusual features is the Wood of Tombs (Tombs) containing forms of tombs (pyramids, etc.). Thomas Blaikie, the landscape-gardener Scots, was brought in (c.1781) to simplify Carmontelle's somewhat overladen scheme, but the work was an important catalyst in the adoption of the garden, embellished with monuments, at the 19C cemetery.

Mme de Vareilles 1758


The Marquise de la Croix, c. 1768


Mademoiselle de Frontville. 1759


Miss Reysfeltz, of Wesel, 1759


Miss d'Azincourt, 1759


Mme de Moracin, 1768


Mrs. Timothy, 1759


Miss Chevalier, 1769


Miss Sophie Arnoult, c.1760


The Vicomtesse de Vaudreuil, c. 1760


Ms. Bontemps, c. 1760


Mrs Du Dreneuc, 1771


Mrs. de Saint-Amarante, c. 1775


The Marquise de Coetlogon, 1775


Madame de Moracin, 1776


Countess of Vauban, 1776


Portrait of a Lady, 1780s


Madame des Mazures, 1780s

The Marquise de la Croix, c.1768


Mme de Moracin, 1768


Miss Chevalier, 1769


Mrs Du Dreneuc, 1771


Mrs. de Saint-Amarante, c. 1775


Madame de Moracin, 1776


Countess of Vauban, 1776


Louis Carrogis of Carmontelle, 1717-1806

Madame des Mazures, 1780s


Madame de la Houze and Mademoiselle de Longueil, 1782


The Marquise de Laage, born of Amblimont, 1783

Mr de La Rue, 1785-90