Elisabeth Louise Vigee-Lebrun
(1755 - 1842)
Elisabeth Louise Vigee-Lebrun was active/lived in France, Europe. Elisabeth VigeeLebrun is known for portrait painting, royal court artist.
"Self Portrait with Daughter"
Biography Elisabeth Louise Vigee-Lebrun
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The following exhibition review is from The New York Times, Art & Design section, February 11, 2016.
She Painted Marie Antoinette (and Escaped the Guillotine)
By Roberta Smith
Official portraiture took a hit last week, at least in the United States. Congress just renewed its 2014 prohibition on spending public money on the portraits of politicians that by long tradition have graced the walls of the United States Capitol. Members of Congress and the executive branch must continue to pay for the images by which they want to be remembered.
Things were very different when monarchies ruled Europe. Painted portraits were serious affairs — whether of state, commerce, historical record or private life, and whe
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