Same Dame? Madame Bergeret de Norinval | Marie Antoinette's Gossip Guide to the 18th Century: Same Dame? Madame Bergeret de Norinval

September 10, 2011

Same Dame? Madame Bergeret de Norinval

Jean Honore Fragonard, Madame Bergeret de Norinval. Musee Cognacq-Jay. Paris.

Have you seen this portrait in person? I do not remember seeing it when I was there, but I just adore it and am putting it on my ever growing list of must-sees!

Here is a more famous work, by Boucher. Same Madame Bergeret? She certainly had good taste in artists!

François Boucher, Madame Bergeret. Oil on canvas, 1746. The National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.).



  1. I have seen the portrait of Madame Bergeret de Norinval many times it has a very elaborate carved frame. If I'm not mistaken it is in the room that displays the French Louis XVI bed. I have photo's of the portrait and frame and will be doing a post on the Musee Cognacq-Jay very soon.

  2. @andrew1860 would be very interested to see your post! Let me know when it is up ~Lauren