Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun

1755 - 1842
Vigée Le Brun, Elizabeth Louise
Detail from Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, Self Portrait in a Straw Hat, after 1782

Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, the daughter of a minor painter, Louis Vigée, was born and brought up in Paris. She became a member of the Académie de St-Luc in 1774 and of the French Academy in 1783. She was a highly fashionable portrait painter, patronised particularly by Queen Marie Antoinette. Between 1789 and 1805 she travelled in Europe and visited Russia.

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