PORTRAIT OF MADAME DE POMPADOUR
Oil on canvas, titled “La Mise de Pompadour”, after the original owned by the National Gallery at London : “Madame de Pompadour à son métier à broder”, begun in 1763 and finished after her death in 1764.
Preserved in its original gilt-wooden rectangular frame.
Second half of XVIIIth century.
Heigth : 60 cm – Length : 50 cm.
Former collection of the marquis Charles de Biencourt (1747-1824), castel of Azay-le-Rideau, then owned by his descendants in a private Loire Valley castle.
Usually, these repetitions after the original were made by the studio of the artist to be offered by the recipient to close people. We could imagine that this portrait could have been given to the marquis de Biencourt by Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, marquise de Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV.