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Thursday, 10 January 2013

Mme Monboddo


 

Madamme Monboddo






This is a true-to-life painting of Jean-Patrique Monboddo's wife - Magdalena. 

Not a lot is really known about Magdalena. She began her Parisian life as the artist's muse - but  their working relationship very soon developed into a love affair.

They finally married and lived their last years together in the shadow of 
the Sacre Coeur in Montmartre, Paris.
 

This is an acrylic picture measuring 14" x 12" on canvas board, and is #42 of 52.
Nearly one a week for a year
(enjoy)

3 comments:

  1. I love your portraits. I"m very impressed that you can finish one in a week's time. That is amazing!
    V

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  2. She looks very intriguing. I'd love to live in Montmatre. PS My grandma's brother played in Elsecar Collier Brass Band.

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  3. love this picture - I've decided to write a short story featuring Magdalena which I hope will be published in the Carillon literary magazine. www.carillonmag.co.uk

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