Portrait of Madame Rene Lalique (Alice Ledru)

Portrait of Madame Rene Lalique (Alice Ledru)

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Object Name: 
Plaque (Metal)
Portrait of Madame Rene Lalique (Alice Ledru)
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 8.5 cm, W: 5.9 cm, D: 0.2 cm
Not on Display
about 1897
Credit Line: 
Gift of Elaine and Stanford Steppa
Web Description: 
In 1890, Lalique met and fell in love with the woman who was his muse, Alice Ledru. She was Lalique’s mistress until he married her in 1902, and she was the mother of his children Suzanne and Marc Lalique.
Steppa, Stanford, Source
Steppa, Elaine, Source
SOTHEBY'S / 383 / 2 / FOUNDED 1744
Affixed on reverse circular silver paper label with black text
SOTHEBY'S / 383 / 2 / FOUNDED 1744
Affixed on front circular silver paper label with black text
Primary Description: 
Plaque, "Portrait of Madame Rene Lalique (Alice Ledru)". Bronze; chased. Rectangular metal plaque showing portrait of a woman facing right; woman's hair is pulled up.
Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass
Corning Museum of Glass 2014-05-16 through 2015-01-04
This major exhibition will bring together glass, jewelry, production molds, and design drawings by René Lalique (French, 1860─1945), dating from about 1893 to Lalique’s death in 1945. As a successful jeweler Lalique experimented with glass in his designs, which eventually led to a career in which he fully embraced the material. His aesthetic choices in his designs informed the styles of Art Nouveau and Art Deco in France, and the objects he created have become iconic reflections of these periods. Lalique also embraced industrial innovations, like mass production, allowing luxury glass to be placed in more and more households around the world.