(b. 1755, Paris, d. 1842, Paris)

Prince Heinrich Lubomirski as the Genius of Fame

Oil on oak, 106 x 83 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

In his boyhood likeness, Prince Heinrich Lubomirski is shown as the Genius of Fame. His nude is a painted paraphrase of a famous Hellenistic Crouching Venus by Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, the tireless French painter and diarist, who traveled throughout Europe and Russia in search of courtly commissions, especially after the French Revolution.