a collection of the works of elizabeth vigee le brun

 
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self portrait of the artist

Élizabeth Vigée Le Brun was born in April 1755, the daughter of an artist father and hairdresser mother.  By her early teens she was painting portraits professionally, and later patronised by Louise de Bourbon, the wife of the Duc d'Orleans. In 1774 she was made a member of the Académie Francaise. She left a legacy of some 600 portraits and 200 landscapes, many of which feature in world famous collections. She survived the Revolution, and died in Paris in 1842 at the age of 86.  Here are just a few of her works.

 
 The Bather 1792

The Bather 1792

 Anna Alexandrova Galitzin 1797

Anna Alexandrova Galitzin 1797

 Anna Ivanova Baryatinskaya Tolstoy 1796

Anna Ivanova Baryatinskaya Tolstoy 1796

 Baronne de Crussol 1785

Baronne de Crussol 1785

 Anna Beloselskaya-Belozerskaya 1798

Anna Beloselskaya-Belozerskaya 1798

 Julie as Flora 1799

Julie as Flora 1799

 Ekaterina Baryatinskaya-Dolgorukova 1795

Ekaterina Baryatinskaya-Dolgorukova 1795

 Self portrait with daugher 1798

Self portrait with daugher 1798

 Elizabeth Varvara Ivanova Narishkine 1800

Elizabeth Varvara Ivanova Narishkine 1800