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Representations of the princesse de Lamballe (1749-1792): the portraiture, patronage and politics of a royal favourite at the court of Marie-Antoinette

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This thesis examines the portraiture and patronage of Marie Thérèse Louise de Savoie-Carignan, the princesse de Lamballe (1749-1792). It is the first comprehensive and detailed study to be undertaken of the princess's activities as patron. Lamballe was Marie-Antoinette's longest-serving confidante and Superintendent of the Queen's Household. Through close formal analysis of the portraits combined with careful consideration of the sitter's personal circumstances and the wider cultural and h...

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DPhil
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Doctoral
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