Salon de Madame Geoffrin


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Français : Lecture de la tragédie de l'orphelin de la Chine de Voltaire dans le salon de madame Geoffrin.



oil on canvas


129.5 × 196 cm (51 × 77.2 in)

Château de Malmaison, Rueil-Malmaison, France

Accession number

MM 59.3.1

Français : À l'arrière-plan, de gauche à droite figurent Gresset, Marivaux, Marmontel, Vien, Thomas, La Condamine, l'abbé Raynal, Rousseau, Rameau, Mlle Clairon, Hénault, le duc de Choiseul, la statue de Voltaire [dont on lit "l'Orphelin de la Chine"], d'Argental, Saint-Lambert, Bouchardon, Soufflot, Danville, le comte de Caylus, Bartolomeo de Felice, Quesnay, Diderot, le baron de l'Aune Turgot, Malesherbes, le marcéhal de Richelieu, plus loin : Maupertuis, Mairan, d'Aguesseau, Clairaut le secrétaire de l'Académie enfin. Au premier rang, de droite à gauche, devant Clairaut : Montesquieu, la comtesse d'Houdetot, Vernet, Fontenelle, Mme Geoffrin, le prince de Conti, la duchesse d'Anville, le duc de Nivernais, Bernis, Crébillon, Piron, Duclos, Helvétius, Vanloo, d'Alembert derrière le bureau, Lekain en train de lire, plus à gauche Mlle de Lespinasse, Mme du Bocage, Réaumur, Mme de Graffigny, Condillac, tout à gauche Jussieu, devant lui Daubenton, et enfin Buffon.
English: The picture shows a gathering of distinguished guests in the drawing-room of French hostess Marie-Thérèse Rodet Geoffrin (1699-1777) who is seated on the right. There is a bust of Voltaire in the background.

Signed and dated bottom left: Lemonnier/f. 1812


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