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December 16, 2009

Unknowns: Vigee Le Brun


Attributed to Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun, Young Woman.

11 comments

  1. 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

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

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

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

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  5. That is a fabulous painting! I love the hat.

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  6. Her work is absolutely stunning and this piece is gorgeous.

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

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  8. 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.]

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