Madame Georges Anthony and Her Two Sons
Two years earlier he had fled Paris to escape the Thermidorian Reaction following Robespierre's fall. He took refuge in a family home at Rigny near Gray occupied by the postmaster Georges Anthony, his wife Louise (née Demandre) and their children. As a thank-you for their hospitality, Prud'hon painted this work and a portrait of Georges beside a horse (musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon), both completed in 1796, the year he left their home. During the restoration of the musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon in 2016 the paintings were briefly reunited in Lyon.
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