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

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Marie Antoinette at age 12 by Martin van Meytens, circa 1767-1768. Martin van Meytens (June 24, 1695 – March 23, 1770) was a Dutch-Swedish painter who painted members of the royal Court of Austria such as Marie Antoinette, Maria Theresa of Austria, Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, the Emperor's family and others. His painting style has inspired many other painters to paint in a similar format.

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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...

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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.)

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A portrait of the marquise de Pompadour by the circle of Charles-Andree Van Loo The marquise de Pompadour, more popularly known as Madame de Pompadour, was a very influential mistress of Louis XV.

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Oh la la! Lavish 250-year-old desk where King of France's mistress Madame de Pompadour penned her love letters goes under the hammer (and it could be yours for a cool £5m)

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