Artist Alexandre Roslin, Swedish, 1718-1793
Title
  • Louis-Philippe, Duc d'Orleans, Saluting his Army on the Battlefield
Date 1757
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 133 × 102 × 6 1/4 inches (3 m 37.8 cm × 259.1 cm × 15.9 cm)
Framed: 118 1/4 × 86 1/2 inches (300.4 × 219.7 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Josephine and Ernest Kanzler Founders Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Horace E. Dodge Memorial Fund and Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund
Accession Number 80.36
Department European Painting
On View European S2EE, Level 2 (see map)
Signed Signed and dated, lower left: Roslin le Suedois/1757
Marks Property number, lower left: 355
King Louis-Philippe (Château d'Eu, Eu, France);
by descent to Louis-Philippe-Joseph, Duc d'Orleans;
Duc de Nemours, (France);
ca. 1937, (A.B. Fritzes Kungl. Hovbokhandel, Stockholm, Sweden);
ca. 1957, Count Johan Lagergren (Djursholm, Sweden);
March 30, 1979, sold by (Palais d'Orsay, Paris, France) lot 20.
1979-1980, sold by (Maurice Seqoura, Inc., New York, New York, USA)
1980-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Salon de 1757. Exh. cat. Paris, 1757, p. 18, no. 69. [as "Monseigneur le Duc d'Orleans à Cheval saluant de son chapeau en passant devant l'armée."]

Freron, Abbé. L'Année Litteraire, vol. XV. 1757, p. 344.

Mercure de France, October 1757, p. 165.

Correspondance de Grimm et Diderot, vol. II. 1777, p. 257.

Vatout, J. Notices Historiques sur les Tableaux de S.A.R. le Duc d'Orléans. Paris, 1825, vol. 2, pp. 272-277, no. 226.

de Chenevières, P. "Artistes Etrangérs en France." Revue Universelle des Arts, Paris, 1856, p. 410.

Fidiere, C. "Alexandre Roslin." Gazette des Beaux-Arts (1898): p. 54.

Levertin, Lafresen d. y. 1899, p. 149.

Roslin C. "Alexandre Roslin." Revue de l'Histoire de Versailles, 1913, p. 110.

Gauffin. Nord Familjebok, no. 23, 1916.

Lespinasse, R. Les Artistes Suèdois en France. Paris, 1929, p. 12.

Lundberg. Alexandre Roslin. Nord-Sud, 1913, p. 12.

Alexandre Roslin. Exh. cat., Malmö Museum. Malmö, 1937, cat. 3.

Anderberg, A.D. "Utställning av Alexander Roslin." Malmö Museum Manadsblad [Montthly Magazine], no. 1, June 1937, p. 9, cat. 3.

Lundberg. Alexandre Roslin. Malmö, 1957, vol. 1, pp. 50-53, p. 304; vol. 2, pl. 27; vol. 3, p. 24, cat. 90.

Eighteenth Century French Academic Art: Selected Works. New York, 1979, cat. 9 (ill.).

Sandstrom, B. "An equestrian portrait of the Duc d'Orleans by Alexander Roslin." Bulletin of the DIA 64, no. 1 (1988): pp. 47-54 (ill.).

Bjurström, Per. Roslin. Högäns, 1993, pp. 23-25, (ill.) p. 24.

Marandel, J.P. "Alexander Roslin." The Dictionary of Art, ed. J. Turner. New York, 1996, vol. 27, p. 169.

Dell, T., et al. The Dodge Collection of 18th Century French and English Art in the Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1996, appendix II, p. 240, (ill.) p. 241.