Winterhalter in Compiègne, the French Empress Eugénie and her ladies in charge by Thierry Poncelet



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Winterhalter in Compiègne, the French Empress Eugénie and her ladies in charge

Artist

Thierry Poncelet

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Type Fine Art Print
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I was 15 years old when I saw for the first time in the Chateau de Compiegne, the wonderful painting by Winterhalter representing the Empress Eugenie and her ladies in waiting. I was entranced by this beautiful painting, elegant, romantic and it was an introduction for me to the paradise of nature. I revisited this painting much later in Paris when an exhibition of Winterhalter was shown at the Petit Palais. How could I resist to replace the beautiful faces of these ladies by those of the beautiful Cocker Spaniels whose ears would have been the envy of the hairstyles of this period. I was happy to produce this work in 1993.