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Author May, Gita.
Title Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun : the odyssey of an artist in an age of revolution / Gita May.
Imprint New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, 2005.

Author May, Gita.
Subject Vigee-Lebrun, Louise-Elisabeth, 1755-1842.
Portrait painters -- France -- Biography.
Alt Name Vigee-Lebrun, Louise-Elisabeth, 1755-1842.
Description 1 online resource (237 pages, 16 pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-220) and index.
Contents Early years -- First successes -- Marriage -- Marie-Antoinette's portraitist -- Vigee Le Brun salonniere -- 1789 -- Rome -- Naples, Venice, Milan -- Vienna -- The Russian experience -- Homeward bound -- The English interlude -- Return to imperial France -- An active old age.
Summary The foremost woman artist of her age, Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun (1755-1842) exerted her considerable charm to become the friend, and then official portraitist, of Marie Antoinette. Though profitable, this role made her a public and controversial figure, and in 1789 it precipitated her exile. In a Europe torn by strife and revolution, this singularly gifted and high-spirited woman nevertheless managed to thrive as an independent, self-supporting artist, doggedly setting up studios in Rome, Naples, Venice, Milan, Vienna, St. Petersburg, and London. Long overlooked or dismissed, Vigee Le Brun's portraits now hang in the Louvre, in a room of their own, as well as in all leading art museums of the world. Illustrations include sixteen of her portraits presented in full color.--From publisher description.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780300130003 (electronic bk.)
0300130007 (electronic bk.)
0300108729 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 128337325
Additional Format Print version: May, Gita. Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun. New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, 2005 0300108729 9780300108729 (DLC) 2005004788 (OCoLC)57694928

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