La Baronne Emile D'Erlanger

  • Romaine Brooks, La Baronne Emile D'Erlanger, ca. 1924, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1968.18.5

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Brooks probably met Marie Rose Antoinette Catherine Robert d'Aqueria de Rochegude in exclusive social circles in Paris and London, where the wealthy sitter was an arts patron who organized Brooks's 1924 exhibition at London's Alpine Club Gallery. Brooks pairs the baroness with an uncaged ocelot, whose spotted coat and direct gaze echo the sitter's own. The animal lends an air of exoticism, sensuality, and humor to this forthright portrait.

The Art of Romaine Brooks, 2016

La Baronne Emile D'Erlanger
ca. 1924
On View
Not on view.
41 7/8 x 34 1/8 in. (106.4 x 86.7 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums Description
oil on canvas
  • Occupation – art – painter
  • Occupation – other – aristocrat
  • Animal – wildcat
  • Occupation – art – collector
  • Portrait female – D'Erlanger, Marie Rose Antoinette Catherine – knee length
  • Occupation – art – patron
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