Jewel inspired by the pair of earrings worn by Miss Caroline Rivière, visible on her portrait painted by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780 - 1867). Bequeathed to Miss Paul Rivière, born Sophie Robillard, sister-in-law of the model, 1870.
In 1806, Ingres painted his first portraits, notably those of members of the Rivière family: Monsieur Rivière (square format), Madame Rivière (round format), Mademoiselle Rivière (curved format). Preserved today in the Louvre museum, all three were exhibited in Paris at the 1806 salon. Mademoiselle Rivière stands out against a backdrop of landscape, her youth and freshness are accentuated by the light tones of Ingres' palette, but a boa and long gloves evoke her incipient femininity. We find again the freedom that the painter takes with exactitude. anatomical: the neck is particularly long, the line of the nose extends into the arch of the eyebrows and forms a Strange curve, the shoulders are almost non-existent. The painter's formal boldness is deplorable. It is them today that fascinate, just as much as the nascent femininity that one perceives in this portrait of a 13-year-old girl.
3 micron gold-plated brass with synthetic garnets.
Keep the jewel away from dust and moisture.
Avoid contact with perfume, chemicals and cosmetics; avoid getting the jewel wet.