The humanities and social science

2021 Issue №3

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"Petits portraits" by Louis-Leopold Boilly and their significance for studying the history of the era of the Premier Empire and the Restoration



This article is devoted to so-called “small portraits” (“petits portraits”) of the famous French painter Louis-Léopold Boilly. We based it on published and archive French sources to show the importance of "small portraits" as the sources to explore the period of the Premier Empire and Restoration. Identification of these portraits with the help of historical and comparison method provides the possibility to explore specific social group of this epoch. The author made analysis of the portrait from Marmottan Monet museum and in accordance with the documents of Gray Musketeers 1814-1815 from S.H.D. discovered the name on the portrait.