{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 14227, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/14227", "Disp_Access_No" : "G1964.25", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1791-1796", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1791", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1796", "Disp_Title" : "Armand Louis Le Boulanger, Marquis d'Acqueville", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "Armand Louis Le Boulanger, Le Marquis D'Acqueville", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Aimée Duvivier", "Sort_Artist" : "Duvivier, Aimée", "Disp_Dimen" : "140.8 cm x 111.8 cm (55 7/16 in. x 44 in.)", "Disp_Height" : "140.8 cm", "Disp_Width" : "111.8 cm", "Dimen_Extent" : "Frame", "Medium" : "Oil", "Support" : "canvas", "Disp_Medium" : "Oil on canvas", "Info_Page_Comm" : "Dressed in a dark blue coat, bluish gray breeches, and a pale yellow waistcoat with poppy design, the Marquis D’Acqueville presents himself as a fashionable young aristocrat. 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He is well known for breaking Napoleon’s siege of Acre in what is now Israel during the French Revolutionary Wars. However, the same impulsiveness and energy that perhaps made Smith successful in war later damaged his reputation. His character might have been chivalrous and brave, but his unconventional ways sparked fear and distrust. Sir Henry Raeburn, the painter of this portrait, typically set his canvas beside or behind his subject and then made conversation until he witnessed the desired expression. Raeburn then moved to the canvas and recorded the picture in his mind as quickly as possible.", "Dedication" : "Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Bequest of Jack G. 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The artist captures her turning in her chair to view him. Her hair falls down over her shoulders, her dress is unadorned, and her rosy cheeks and lips suggest a spontaneous moment from everyday life. Lawrence was known for sketching sitters for hours before applying any paint. The interaction between artist and sitter was of fundamental importance to Lawrence, but the implied intimacy at the heart of Lawrence’s successful depictions of women also gave the painter a reputation for being “morally dubious.”", "Dedication" : "Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Bequest of Jack G. 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