Souvenirs of Madame Vigee Le Brun 2 Volume Set (Blandet mediaprodukt)

Serie: Cambridge Library Collection - Art and Architecture 


Innbinding: Blandet mediaprodukt
Utgivelsesår: 2016
Antall sider: 656
Forlag: Cambridge University Press
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781108080743
Omtale Souvenirs of Madame Vigee Le Brun 2 Volume Set
The most accomplished female painter of her age, Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun (1755-1842) is best remembered for her many portraits of Queen Marie Antoinette of France. Her two-volume autobiography was published in France in 1835-7, and this English version (of which the translator is unknown) in 1879. It begins with a series of ten letters to a Russian friend, Princess Kourakin, describing her family and early life, her artistic training, and her rise to the position of portraitist to the queen. The letters end with the Revolution and Vigee-Lebrun's flight abroad: the 'souvenirs' which follow describe her years of exile and her eventual return to France. Volume 1 ends with her staying in Vienna, and Volume 2 covers an extended period in Russia, and a visit to England, before she finally settled again in Paris in about 1810. Throughout her life, she supported herself and her family by her painting.

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