[Louis Philippe instructing his children at Orleans House.]
Lithograph, proof before title, image 390 x 510mm.
An interior scene of domesticity at Orleans House, Twickenham, featuring at its centre the house's most famous resident Louis Philippe, Duc d'Orleans (1773 - 1850). Forced into exile from France in the period leading up to Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo, Louis Philippe made this house his home in London between 1815 and 1817. Attracted to the tranquillity of the area he wrote to a friend: 'I bless heaven, noon and night that I am in my peaceful house in old Twick'. In 1844 he returned to England as King of the French, and visited his former residence accompanied by Queen Victoria. The pupils are portraits of his children.
[Ref: 8065] £220.00