Vigée Le Brun: Woman Artist in Revolutionary France at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, February 15 – May 15, 2016

“Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755-1842) is one of the finest 18th-century French painters and among the most important of all women artists. An autodidact with exceptional skills as a portraitist, she achieved success in France and abroad during one of the most eventful, turbulent periods in European history. Vigée Le Brun: Woman Artist in Revolutionary France is the first retrospective and only the second exhibition devoted to this artist in modern times.” — The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1. Vigée Le Brun_Self-portrait_1790_Uffizi Gallery_Florence

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (French, Paris 1755–1842 Paris). Self-portrait, 1790. Oil on canvas, 39 3/8 x 31 7/8 in. (100 x 81 cm). Galleria degli Uffizi, Corridoio Vasariano, Florence (1905)

2. Vigée Le Brun_Marie Antoinette with a Rose_1783_Lynda and Stuart Resnick

Marie Antoinette with a Rose, 1783. Oil on canvas, 46 x 35 in. (116.8 x 88.9 cm). Lynda and Stuart Resnick

3. Vigée Le Brun_The Duchesse de Polignac in a Straw Hat_1782_Versailles

The Duchesse de Polignac in a Straw Hat, 1782. Oil on canvas, 36 3/8 x 28 7/8 in. (92.2 x 73.3 cm). Musée National des Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon (MV 8971)

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Self-Portrait with Cerise Ribbons, Ca. 1782. Oil on canvas, 25 ½ x 21 ¼ in. (64.8 x 54 cm). Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas (ACK 1949.02)

5. Vigée Le Brun_Madame Grand_1783_MMA

Madame Grand, 1783. Oil on canvas, oval, 36 ¼ x 28 ½ in. (92.1 x 72.4 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Edward S. Harkness, 1940 (50.135.2)

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Charles Alexandre de Calonne, 1784. Oil on canvas, 61 ¼ x 51 ¼ in. (155.5 x 130.3 cm). Royal Collection Trust / H. M. Queen Elizabeth II (RCIN 406988)

7. Vigée Le Brun_Baronne de Crussol Florensac_1785_Musee Augustins, Toulouse

Baronne de Crussol Florensac, 1785. Oil on wood, 44 3/4 x 33 1/8 in. (113.8 x 84 cm). Musée des Augustins, Toulouse (Ro 307)

8. Vigée Le Brun_Alexandre Charles Emmanuel de Crussol-Florensac_1787_MMA

Alexandre Charles Emmanuel de Crussol-Florensac (1743–1815), 1787. Oil on wood, 35 3/8 x 25 1/2 in. (89.9 x 64.8 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Jules Bache Collection, 1949

9. Vigée Le Brun_Comtesse de la Chatre_MMA

Comtesse de La Châtre, 1789. Oil on canvas, 45 x 34 ½ in. (114.3 x 87.6 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Jessie Woolworth Donahue, 1954 (54.182)

Vigée-Le Brun Elisabeth Louise (1755-1842). Versailles, châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon. MV5878.

Stanislaw August Poniatowski, formerly King of Poland, 1797. Oil on canvas, oval, 38 7/8 x 30 ¾ in. (98.7 x 78 cm). Musée National des Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon, on deposit from the Musée du Louvre (MV 5878)

11. Vigée Le Brun_Countess Varvara Nikolayevna Golovina_Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham

Countess Varvara Nikolayevna Golovina, Ca. 1797-1800. Oil on canvas, 32 7/8 x 26 1/4 in. (83.5 x 66.7 cm). The Henry Barber Trust, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham (80.1)

Images courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art