Montreuil, Madame Elisabeth’s country retreat

Madame Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrunbeautiful post by Elena at Tea at Trianon. 

This Madame Elisabeth was the sister of Louis XVI, sister-in-law to Marie-Antoinette, and therefore granddaughter of Louis XV. She is not to be confused with her aunt, the Duchess of Parma, also called Madame Elisabeth.

By the way, a comment by Elena prompted me to think of a follow-up on the Infanta Queen, which will be posted before the week is over. 
And I have yet to tell you about the HNS Conference. So little time, so many things to do…
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8 Comments to “Montreuil, Madame Elisabeth’s country retreat”

  1. Catherine Delors says:

    Keep up the good work, Penny! Who hasn’t been affected by this dreadful disease? In the meantime I am delighted if the images from my blog cheer you up.

  2. Penny Klein says:

    I have decided to add Madame Elisabeth to my wall collection of 18th century art and portraits. I am finding that my portraits of buildings such as Trianon do nothing for me so there is once again too much space with too little art to cheer me on those rainy days which come so often to NYC this year.
    thank you again for your hard work, teachings and allowing me to grace my walls with the French artists. I have learned a great deal through your website. you inspire me to try to continue to work on my Alzheimer’s web blog. A sad but necessary task.

  3. Catherine Delors says:

    Oh, Viola, she could have married had she so wished. It was her choice. Madame Elisabeth shall get her own post, of course. She was quite a determined and remarkable woman. She showed an amazing strength of character, and love for her brother, till the end.

  4. Viola says:

    She looks very sweet and nice. What a pity that she never married!

  5. Catherine Delors says:

    Thanks to you, Elena, for another great post! I enjoyed the new one on Bellevue and will link to it as well. What a wonderful idea for a series.

    Penny and Elisa – Isn’t this portrait lovely? I find the family likeness, in both features and expression, between Madame Elisabeth and Louis XVI very moving. They remained very close till the end.

  6. Elisa says:

    Tres belle! I’d wondered what happened to the house after Mme Elisabeth left it for the last time.

  7. Penny says:

    I am so glad I stopped by before bedtime. It is a very interesting story. you always have something to teach us and always of interest you never get boring like these old school textbooks of mine. i will return because i have to finish reading it. but so far i am learning a lot. thank you so much for all your hard work. i also might take it for hanging outside my kitchen.

  8. Thank you for the link, Catherine, and looking forward to hearing about your trip to Chicago.

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