Madame Juliette Récamier (1777–1849)
Madame Juliette Récamier (1777–1849)
Madame Juliette Récamier (1777–1849)
Madame Juliette Récamier (1777–1849)

Image credit: The Henry Barber Trust, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

How you can use this image


This image is available to be shared and re-used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives licence (CC BY-NC-ND).

You can reproduce this image for non-commercial purposes and you are not able to change or modify it in any way.

Wherever you reproduce the image you must attribute the original creators (acknowledge the original artist(s) and the person/organisation that took the photograph of the work) and any other rights holders.

Review our guidance pages which explain how you can reuse images, how to credit an image and how to find more images in the public domain or with a Creative Commons licence available.



Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.

Madame Récamier, celebrated for her beauty, was the wife and possibly the illegitimate daughter of a wealthy older banker. She became a prominent figure in Parisian political and literary circles. The prime version of this sculpture is in Lyon. This later copy, one of several, lacks the crisp detailing of the original, though it does retain some of its sensual allure. Chinard was one of the leading portraitists of his day.

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts



Madame Juliette Récamier (1777–1849)


modelled c.1802; this version early 19th C or later




H 67.3 x W 31.5 x D 19 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

purchased at Sotheby's sale of Henry Harris's estate, 1950

Work type



See a tag that’s incorrect or offensive? Challenge it and notify Art UK.

Help improve Art UK. Tag artworks and verify existing tags by joining the Tagger community.

Normally on display at

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 2TS England

This venue is open to the public. Not all artworks are on display. If you want to see a particular artwork, please contact the venue.
View venue