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Madame du Barry, by Louise-Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun

Madame du Barry, née Jeanne Bécu, the last mistress of Louis XV and a former courtesan, was guillotined on December 8, 1793. Here she is, painted by Madame Vigée-Lebrun, who also recorded her impressions of the model in her Memoirs: It was in 1786 that I went for the first time to Louveciennes, where I […]