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December 16, 2009

Unknowns: Vigee Le Brun


Attributed to Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun, Young Woman.
11 comments
Michael Mattison said...

Thanks for posting. I remember first noticing that in the captions to various Marie-Antoinette portraits I'd see a woman's name as portraitist and thought it was so cool that a woman in that era had such a high-ranking subject.
Best,
Michael

Ninon said...

Oh, a new favourite! :) Thanks for posting!

Ingrid Mida said...

I love Vigee Le Brun's work. What gumption it must have taken to be a woman artist at that time!

Arabella said...

I love this painting, if for nothing else, then for the amusement on her face.

Lauren said...

That is a fabulous painting! I love the hat.

Alexis said...

Her work is absolutely stunning and this piece is gorgeous.

Emmeline Cartwright said...

OMG! How gorgeous is that!?
Love it!

Polonaise said...

That hat is fabulous!

Ms. Lucy said...

I just love everything she's ever painted! It's gorgeous. Thanks for posting this Lauren:)

Paul Miller said...

It IS a great painting. I love the coloration, the sense that there is blood beneath the flesh. And I agree with Arabella that the model's amused and confident expression is a great part of the charm of the piece. [Though the sheer striped scarf mimicking the stripes around the hat is witty and striking in its own right.]

Anabel said...

I loved the hat! :)

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