Edited By James Kearns and Alister Mill
Between Capitals and Provinces: The French Painter Sophie Rude (1797–1867)
Sophie Fremiet-Rude pursued an unusual artistic career for her time: born and trained in Dijon, she became a successful history painter in Brussels, supported by her teacher Jacques-Louis David. Just before 1830 she returned to France with her husband, the sculptor François Rude, where she exhibited regularly at the Salon.
Only recently, however, has the work of Sophie Rude been presented to the public on a larger scale. The credit for this is due to an exhibition in Dijon in 2012–13 that focused on the artist couple Sophie and François Rude and which showed several of Sophie Rude’s Salon paintings. It was followed by an exhibition in Ligornetto,1 which featured fewer paintings by Sophie Rude and where the thematic emphasis lay instead on the public sculptures of her husband.
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