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  • Place of origin:

    France (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1813 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lafitte, Louis, born 1770 - died 1828 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Drawing in pencil

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Aileen M. Armstrong

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case French Drawings, shelf 1

Physical description

Full-length portrait of Édouard Mouron de Réty, facing slightly right, seated in a music room and holding a violin in his lap.

Place of Origin

France (probably, made)


1813 (made)


Lafitte, Louis, born 1770 - died 1828 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Drawing in pencil

Marks and inscriptions

'Lafitte delineavit MDCCCXIII. Inscribed by the artist on a page of music on the stand'
Signed and dated

'Une Valse Dédiée a ma mere par Edouard Mouron'
Inscribed by the artist on a page of music on the stand


Height: 22.9 cm, Width: 19.7 cm

Object history note

This portrait and the companion piece, E.887-1963, were bequeathed by the last surviving member of the family of Mouron de Réty to the donor's grandmother.

Descriptive line

Full-length portrait of the Bourbon supporter Édouard Mouron de Réty. Pencil drawing by Louis Lafitte, 1813.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1963 . London: HMSO, 1964.





Subjects depicted

Music room; Violin


Drawings; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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