~ 19th Century Oval Portrait Miniature Of Madame Vigee le Brun, Mounted And Framed ~
A dainty little portrait, formed as a print but hand finished with watercolour & gouache.
~ Madame Vigee le Brun ~
Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (also spelt Vigée-Lebrun (16 April 1755 – 30 March 1842), also known as Madame Le Brun, was a prominent French portrait painter of the late 18th century.
Her artistic style is generally considered part of the aftermath of Rococo with elements of an adopted Neoclassical style. Her subject matter and color palette can be classified as Rococo, but her style is aligned with the emergence of Neoclassicism. Vigée Le Brun created a name for herself in Ancien Régime society by serving as the portrait painter to Marie Antoinette. She enjoyed the patronage of European aristocrats, actors, and writers, and was elected to art academies in ten cities.
Vigée Le Brun created some 660 portraits and 200 landscapes. In addition to many works in private collections, her paintings are owned by major museums, such as the Louvre, Hermitage Museum, National Gallery in London, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and many other collections in continental Europe and the United States.
~ Condition ~
The piece is in good order with the colours still bright.
~ Dimensions ~
The actual image is 6 cm (2.5 inches) tall by 4.5 cm (1.75 inches) wide.
The frame is 11 cm (4.25 inches) tall by 9 cm (3.5 inches) wide.