Elizabeth Vigee Le Brun: Europe's First Modern Woman
The portraitist who turned down a Pope.
First woman to attain the rank of Court Painter.
She was responsible for many of Marie Antoinette's most iconic portraits, including the “Chemise à la Reine” painting.
Forced into exile during the French Revolution, this charming, gifted, high-spirited woman thrived. In exile, she set up studios in Rome, Naples, Milan, Vienna, St. Petersburg and London. charging far more than her contemporaries for her portraits.
Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun ( Protected content ) was one of the greatest 18th-century French painters and is one of the most important women artists of all time.
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