In the Merchant Ivory picture, Le Divorce, there is a painting supposedly painted by the French painter, Georges de La Tour, which plays a role in the plot. Was it a genuine painting by this painter?

  • I believe I just saw this painting on the wall of the Gold and Silver Pawn shop in an episode of Pawn Stars. Thanks to Cristian for the details. – user26180 Sep 23 '15 at 17:42
  • @coleopterist: Do either of these answers satisfy you? If not, what sort of information would you like to see? – Andrew Martin Feb 11 '16 at 19:30


Georges de La Tour (1593 - 1652) had many beautiful paintings, but this was not one of them. It was invented simply to add authenticity to the story.

If you're interested though, and on a completely different note to your question, Georges de La Tour drew a lot of inspiration from the great Italian artist Caravaggio (1571 - 1610), who did have a painting of Saint Ursula, titled "The Martydom of Saint Ursula".

The Martydom of Saint Ursula

As to your original question though, the answer is a resounding no unfortunately.


The St. Ursula painting in the movie Le Divorce was painted by the French painter Jean-Paul Letellier specifically for the movie. No idea on what happened to it.

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    It will be better if you can post some reference material to support your answer. – Panther Jul 17 '15 at 9:45
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    The information on the painting is listed in the credits at the end of the movie. – Cristian Jul 17 '15 at 9:47
  • consdier adding this info also in answer to make it more clear +1 – Panther Jul 17 '15 at 10:21

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