Sunday, September 23, 2012

Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (part II)

Self-portrait in a Straw Hat by Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, after 1782 (National Galery, London).

Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755–1842) painted several famous portraits of Marie-Antoinette. In 1835 she wrote her memoirs.

next episode: Maude


  1. A camera mightn't arrive to such a precision: lights, colours and espression... all seems more than perfect.

  2. Now I had seen this portrait before but thank you for pointing me towards her memoir, which I have been dipping into and to which I will return What an interesting but somewhat troubled life she seems to have had.

  3. I'm with Gio, the color and light are wonderful.


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