|Collection||National Trust for Scotland (Haddo House)|
|Artist||Delaroche, Paul (French painter and scuptor, 1797-1856)|
|Date Earliest||about 1835|
|Description||A rare portrait by the French history painter Paul Delaroche (1797-1856), of the historian and politician François-Pierre-Guillaume Guizot (1787-1874). Guizot served as Prime Minister of France from 1847-1848 under the Louis-Philippe, the last French king.
The sombre mood of the portrait is achieved by the depiction of the black coat the sitter wears, and the typically smooth handling of the paint that echoes the intense yet emotionless expression on Guizot's face.
|Current Accession Number||79-18|
|Subject||portrait (Guizot, François-Pierre-Guillaume)|
|Measurements||75 x 62.2 cm (estimate)|
|Material||oil on canvas|
|Acquisition Details||Purchased from the 4th Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair 1978.|
|Provenance||Given to or bought by Lord Aberdeen in 1847; by descent to the 4th Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair.|
|Principal Exhibitions||Paris Salon, 1836; Patronage Saved, Christie's, London, 3 Jan 1991 - 20 Jan 1991, cat. no. 45.|
|Publications||Patronage Saved, Christie's, London, 3 Jan 1991 - 20 Jan 1991, cat. no. 45, p. 67.|
|Notes||An inscribed label hanging from the frame reads, 'Donné par M. Guizot à Lord Aberdeen 1847'. Guizot became a friend of Lord Aberdeen, later Prime Minister of Great Britain, while the latter was serving as Foreign Secretary under Sir Robert Peel.
Another version shows Guizot leaning his left arm on a marble pedestal (Private Collection, Copenhagen). The painting was copied by Jehan Georges Vibert (Versailles) and engraved by Charles Blanc.
|Rights Owner||National Trust for Scotland|