Bouteiller’s exquisite portrait depicts friend and artist Césarine de Houdetot, both were French women born outside of France. Here, Césarine sits pining for the idyllic countryside of Mauritius – depicted in the background – where she spent her childhood.
International Collection 19th–20th Century
Gallery 16B, Level 2, NGV International
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Césarine de Houdetot, Baronne de Barante, reading Paul et Virginie, 1818 | Louise BOUTEILLER
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