File:Salon de Madame Geoffrin.jpg

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Anicet Charles Gabriel Lemonnier: Q15731375  wikidata:Q15731375 
Artist
creator QS:P170,Q928734
Anicet Charles Gabriel Lemonnier: Q15731375
Title
English: Reading of Voltaire's L'Orphelin de la Chine (a tragedy about Ghengis Khan and his sons, published in 1755), in the salon of Madame Geoffrin (Malmaison, 1812).
Français : Lecture de la tragédie de l'orphelin de la Chine de Voltaire dans le salon de madame Geoffrin (Malmaison, 1812).
Español: Lectura de la tragedia del orfelino de la China, de Voltaire, en el salón de madame Geoffrin (Malmaison, 1812).
Object type painting
Depicted people
Date 1812
date QS:P571,+1812-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
Medium oil on canvas
medium QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q4259259,P518,Q861259
Dimensions Height: 129.5 cm (50.9 in); Width: 196 cm (77.1 in)
dimensions QS:P2048,129.5U174728;P2049,196U174728
institution QS:P195,Q684846
Accession number
MM 59.3.1
Exhibition history
Inscriptions Signature and date bottom left: Lemonnier/f. 1812
Notes
Français : À l'arrière-plan, de gauche à droite figurent Gresset, Marivaux, Marmontel, Vien, Thomas, La Condamine, l'abbé Raynal, Rousseau, Rameau, Mlle Clairon, Hénault, le duc de Choiseul, la statue de Voltaire [dont on lit "l'Orphelin de la Chine"], d'Argental, Saint-Lambert, Bouchardon, Soufflot, Danville, le comte de Caylus, Bartolomeo de Felice, Quesnay, Diderot, le baron de l'Aune Turgot, Malesherbes, le marcéhal de Richelieu, plus loin : Maupertuis, Mairan, d'Aguesseau, Clairaut le secrétaire de l'Académie enfin. Au premier rang, de droite à gauche, devant Clairaut : Montesquieu, la comtesse d'Houdetot, Vernet, Fontenelle, Mme Geoffrin, le prince de Conti, la duchesse d'Anville, le duc de Nivernais, Bernis, Crébillon, Piron, Duclos, Helvétius, Vanloo, d'Alembert derrière le bureau, Lekaine en train de lire, plus à gauche Mlle de Lespinase, Mme du Bocage, Réaumur, Mme de Graffignin, Condillac, tout à gauche Jussieu, devant lui Daubenton, et enfin Buffon.
English: The picture shows a gathering of distinguished guests in the drawing-room of French hostess Marie-Thérèse Rodet Geoffrin (1699-1777) who is seated on the right. Artistic license has been taken, both in terms of the number of attendees, and who could have attended in 1755. At least one is depicted much younger than he would have been in 1755, had he lived that long.

Back row, left to right: Jean-Baptiste-Louis Gresset, Pierre de Marivaux, Jean-François Marmontel, Joseph-Marie Vien, Antoine Léonard Thomas, Charles Marie de La Condamine, Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Jean-Philippe Rameau, La Clairon, Charles-Jean-François Hénault, Étienne François, duc de Choiseul, a bust of Voltaire, Charles-Augustin de Ferriol d'Argental, Jean François de Saint-Lambert, Edmé Bouchardon, Jacques-Germain Soufflot, Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville, Anne Claude de Caylus, Fortunato Felice, François Quesnay, Denis Diderot, Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, Baron de Laune, Chrétien Guillaume de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, Armand de Vignerot du Plessis, Pierre Louis Maupertuis, Jean-Jacques Dortous de Mairan, Henri François d'Aguesseau, Alexis Clairaut.

Front row, right to left: Montesquieu, Sophie d'Houdetot, Claude Joseph Vernet, Bernard Le Bouyer de Fontenelle, Marie-Thérèse Rodet Geoffrin, Louis François, Prince of Conti, Duchesse d'Anville, Philippe Jules François Mancini, François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, Claude Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, Alexis Piron, Charles Pinot Duclos, Claude-Adrien Helvétius, Charles-André van Loo, Jean le Rond d'Alembert, Lekain at the desk reading aloud, Jeanne Julie Éléonore de Lespinasse, Anne-Marie du Boccage, René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, Françoise de Graffigny, Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, Bernard de Jussieu, Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon
References Joconde database: entry 00000095103
John Lough (July 1991). "Lemonnier's painting Une soirée chez madame Geoffrin en 1755". French Studies 45 (3): 268–278. Oxford University Press. ISSN 0016-1128. "a haphazard selection of persons in the public eye in the period 1740-1780, regardless of whether they could have been assembled in one place at the same time"
Source/Photographer Web Gallery of Art:  Information icon.svg Info about artwork
http://wodka.over-blog.com/article-2064133.html
http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2013/old-master-paintings-n08952/lot.93.html (smaller Private collection
institution QS:P195,Q768717
replica)
http://www.sothebys.com/content/dam/stb/lots/N08/N08952/578N08952_4CSP3.jpg (smaller Private collection
institution QS:P195,Q768717
replica)
http://www.sothebys.com/content/dam/stb/lots/N08/N08952/1116N08952_4CSP3_comp.jpg.thumb.500.500.png (smaller Private collection
institution QS:P195,Q768717
replica)

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