The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Mademoiselle Rachel
  • E(tienne) Laurent
  • Mademoiselle Rachel
  • France
  • c. 1854
  • Miniature
  • Enamel on porcelain
  • Image size: 7.1 x 5.4 cm
  • Signature: 'Ene Laurent'
    Inscription: '35I/2' over 'I' Virtually illegible
  • M256
  • Reserve Gallery
Commentary
History
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Further Reading
  • The artist is known only from this miniature. Mlle Rachel was the greatest French actress of her time. It seems clear from his collection of miniature portraits of actors and (particularly) actresses that the 4th Marquess of Hertford had a considerable interest in the theatre.