Figure 1.--We note a portrait painted by Fortuné Dufau (1770-1821) of Paul du Musset and his younger brother Alfred in 1815. Alfred was an important French romantic author, writing plays, poems ans novels. He is best known for his poems and novel--La Confession d'un enfant du siècle (The Confession of a Child of the Century.

Alfred and Paul du Musset-Pathay (France, 1815)

We note a portrait painted by Fortuné Dufau (1770-1821) of Paul du Musset and his younger brother Musset in 1815. The museum lengend for the portrait reads, "Fortuné Dufau (1770-1821) Paul et Alfred de Musset (vers 1815) Le garçonnet aux boucles blondes est Alfred (1810-1857), le futur auteur des Caprices de Marianne (1833), de Lorenzaccio (1834), de la Confession d’un enfant du siècle (1836), etc. Son frère aîné, Paul (1804-1880), allait aussi devenir écrivain et fut notamment l’auteur d’une Biographie de son cadet (1877). Legs de Mme Paul de Musset (1889)." Alfred Louis Charles de Musset-Pathay (1810–57) was an important French romantic author, writing plays, poems ans novels. He is best known for his poems and novel--La Confession d'un enfant du siècle (The Confession of a Child of the Century. It was an autobiographical study published in 1836. His older brother Paul wrote his biography.

Alfred du Musset-Pahay

Alfred Louis Charles de Musset-Pathay (1810–57) was an important French romantic author, writing plays, poems ans novels. He is best known for his poems and novel--La Confession d'un enfant du siècle (The Confession of a Child of the Century. It was an autobiographical study published in 1836. His older brother Paul wrote his biography. A Frebch reader writes, "Yes, Alfred de Musset was a brilliant romantic author. A long time ago I loved La Confession d'un enfant du siècle in which he talks about his love affair with George Sand using his best writing. For a young man ( I was may be 17 or 18 years old ) make to me an impression on the romantic way." >br>

Fortuné Dufau (1770-1821)

We note a portrait painted by Fortuné Dufau (1770-1821) of Paul du Musset and his younger brother Musset in 1815.

Portrait

The museum lengend for the portrait reads, "The museum lengend for the portrait reads, "Fortuné Dufau (1770-1821) Paul et Alfred de Musset (vers 1815) Le garçonnet aux boucles blondes est Alfred (1810-1857), le futur auteur des Caprices de Marianne (1833), de Lorenzaccio (1834), de la Confession d’un enfant du siècle (1836), etc. Son frère aîné, Paul (1804-1880), allait aussi devenir écrivain et fut notamment l’auteur d’une Biographie de son cadet (1877). Legs de Mme Paul de Musset (1889)" This translates as "The little boy with the blond ringlets is Alfred (1810-1857), the future author of Capríces de Maríanne (1833), of Lorenzaccio (1834), of Confessíon of a Child of the Century (1836), ect. His elder brother Paul (1804-1880), was also going to become writer and was in particular the author of a b iography of his younger brother(1877). Legacy of Mrs. Paul de Musset (1889).

Children's Clothing

The boys are about 4-9 years old. They are dressed up in their best outfits for the portrait. The portait, however, doesn't show the whole outfit. Both boys wear large white collars done in eyelet lace. Alfred is the younger boys with blond curls. He has a maroon jsacket. Paul has a black jacket. The jackets look like velvet.






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