Vaudechamp in New Orleans

by William Keyse Rudolph

The Historic New Orleans Collection 2007
hardcover • 8" × 9½" • 128 pp.
88 color images, 8 b/w images
ISBN 978-0-917860-51-5

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During the 1830s Parisian artist Jean-Joseph Vaudechamp (1790–1864) spent his winters in Louisiana, establishing himself as the region’s leading portrait painter. He was, quite simply, the best-educated artist yet to have worked in New Orleans, a graduate of the École des Beaux-Arts and the studio of Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson. In Vaudechamp in New Orleans, author William Keyse Rudolph traces the life and work of the French portraitist. Compellingly narrated, this volume is also a meditation on fathers, sons, and the role of portraiture in the transmission of culture.