Mrs Vigée-Le Brun and her daughter, Jeanne-Lucie, known as Julie

Mrs Vigée-Le Brun and her daughter, Jeanne-Lucie, known as Julie

This painting immortalizing maternal love was painted in 1789 for the Count of Angiviller, then Director of the King's Buildings. Its author, Madame Vigée Le Brun, was the first woman to be admitted to the Royal Academy of Painting, an acceptance helped in part by the thirty portraits she made of Marie-Antoinette ...
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Technical :
Copper plate size :
50 x 37 cm
Dimensions :
50 x 65 cm
Engraving date :
Size of the sheet :
65 x 50 cm
Museum :
Musée du Louvre
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Editor :
Ateliers d'art de la RMN-GP
Museum of Conservation :
Chalcographie du Louvre
Author :
J. Massard (1848-19..)

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The artist

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755-1842)

Vigée Le Brun's self-portraits abound: paintings, pastels and drawings elegantly combine grace and feminine pride. As the Ancien Régime and its fine arts institution came to an end, the artist supplanted most of his portrait competitors. Her desire to overcome the constraints imposed on women artists allows her to develop a very personal technique and aesthetic criteria: she masters the science of colour and invents a whole range of poses and costumes that allow her to bring a great variety to her portraits and improvisations.