Portrait of Madame de Pompadour (1756), detail. François Boucher (French, 1703-1770). Oil on canvas.

Portrait of Madame de Pompadour (1756), detail. François Boucher (French, 1703-1770). Oil on canvas.

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Portrait of Madame Begeret, 1746 ~ by François Boucher (1703-70). Her husband was a patron of Boucher's -- likely introduced Boucher to Madame Pompadour, his most important and long-standing client...

Portrait of Madame Begeret, 1746 ~ by François Boucher (1703-70). Her husband was a patron of Boucher's -- likely introduced Boucher to Madame Pompadour, his most important and long-standing client...

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Le one who started it all. Madame de Pompadour (1721-1764); mistress, King Louis XV. XVhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madame_de_Pompadour

Le one who started it all. Madame de Pompadour (1721-1764); mistress, King Louis XV. XVhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madame_de_Pompadour

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Francois Boucher 1703–1770 FR 'Portrait of Madame de Pompadour' 1756 - Rockoko. planty. background. foreground. clothing. props.

Francois Boucher 1703–1770 FR 'Portrait of Madame de Pompadour' 1756 - Rockoko. planty. background. foreground. clothing. props.

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Madame Pompadour, mistress de officialle of King Louis XV of France in a lovely dress typical of the 1700s. Her shoes are called mules. (2nd picture.)

Madame Pompadour, mistress de officialle of King Louis XV of France in a lovely dress typical of the 1700s. Her shoes are called mules. (2nd picture.)

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Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour, also known as Madame de Pompadour, was a member of the French court and was the official chief mistress of Louis XV from 1745 to her death.

Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour, also known as Madame de Pompadour, was a member of the French court and was the official chief mistress of Louis XV from 1745 to her death.

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How Madame de Pompadour’s bedroom at Versailles may have looked when she lived in them.
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Madame de Pompadour. Final portrait begun just days before death, finished after it (by Francois Hubert Drouais) In 1764, at the age of 42, she dies in Versailles of either lung cancer or tuberculosis.

Madame de Pompadour. Final portrait begun just days before death, finished after it (by Francois Hubert Drouais) In 1764, at the age of 42, she dies in Versailles of either lung cancer or tuberculosis.

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