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

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

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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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Characteristics

Dimensions :
50 x 65 cm
Engraving date :
1880
Size of the sheet :
65 x 50 cm
Original work kept at :
Paris - Réunion des musées nationaux- Grand Palais
Theme :
Portrait
Maintenance :
Eviter toute source d'humidité et de lumière directe. Ne pas plier la feuille
Printing Technique :
Burin
Copper plate size :
50 x 37 cm
Artist :
Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755-1842)
Art movement :
18th century
EAN :
3336727334553
Matière de l'article :
Papier hahnemühle
Reference :
KM002205

 

Editor :
Ateliers d'art de la RMN-GP

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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.