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The portrait of Lucien Bonaparte in Plessis–Charmant

Jacques Sablet, Portrait of Lucien Bonaparte. Ajaccio, Musée Fesch.
Jacques Sablet, Portrait of Lucien Bonaparte. Ajaccio, Musée Fesch.

In this full–length portrait of Lucien Bonaparte by Jacques Sablet, Napoleon’s brother wears a brown jacket over beige pants and dark shoes. 
 In the background there is a painting within a painting: a portrait of Christine Boyer, Lucien’s wife, wearing a white tunic tied under the bust with a green ribbon. This is the characteristic feature of the painting, delicately and movingly emphasizing the real absence of Christine, who had died by the time the painting was made. Lucien was devastated by the event and retired to Plessis–Chamant, abandoning all of his activities: he visited his wife’s tomb daily, enclosing himself within such a deep melancholy as to incite the intervention of Napoleon himself.

Jacques Sablet, Lucien Bonaparte in Plessis–Charmant
Musée Fesch
Rue Cardinal Fesch, 50–52

The museum is open according to the following schedule
From 1 October to 30 April: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM; Thursday, Friday and the third Sunday of the month from 12 PM to 5 PM.
From 2 May to 30 September: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10.30 AM to 6 PM; Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 12 PM to 6 PM; Thursdays during the month of August, the museum remains open until 8.30 PM
Day of closure: Tuesdays.
The museum is closed on the following holidays: 25 December, 1 January, 1 November, 11 November, 18 March, Easter Sunday, 1 May.

Admission ticket: full 8.00 euros; reduced 5.00 euros; reduced for tourism operators partnered with the museum 4.00 euros.