Story of a Portrait François-Xavier Fabre’s Lord Holland Topic Slide # Title Page 1 Table of Contents 2 Biography of Lord Holland 3 Holland’s Early Politics 4 The Political Atmosphere of Europe 5 Political Cartoons of the Whigs 6
François-Xavier Fabre’s Lord Holland
Title Page 1
Table of Contents 2
Biography of Lord Holland 3
Holland’s Early Politics 4
The Political Atmosphere of Europe 5
Political Cartoons of the Whigs 6
The Grand Tour 7
Commissioning of the Portrait 8
Biography of Fabre 9-10
Why Fabre? 11
Social Factors 12
Political Factors 13
Comparing Fabre and David 15
Other Paintings 16
Topic Slide #
Creation of the Portrait 18
Other versions of the painting 27
Image Summary 29
Bibliography 30Table of Contents
Henry Richard Fox, Third Lord Holland
Holland’s decision to commission Fabre for his portrait was probably a result of the social connection and political similarities between the two men as well as the popularity of the Neoclassical style in which Fabre painted.
Portrait of Lord Holland by François-Xavier Fabre (1795)
Self Portrait by Jacques-Louis David (1794)
Count Henri-Amédée de Turenneby Jacques-Louis David (1816)
Oath of the Horatii by Jacques-Louis David (1784-1785)
Holland’s dress is dignified without being overly ornate like the dress coat on the right (1770) that many aristocrats wore in their portraits.
“Solitaitre” bow from Diderot’s Encyclopedia
Cameo ring, like Holland’s, engraved with a classical figure.
Ancient ruins were often used as backgrounds in neoclassical portraits, especially portraits of artists or aristocrats on the Grand tour.
National Portrait Gallery, London
Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill