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Empress Alexandra is out!

My new book, which takes a look at the fascinating relationship between Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia and her grandmother, Queen Victoria is out now in the UK and elsewhere in Europe! It’s going to be released in the US and elsewhere later...
From: Madame Guillotine on 30 Jun 2020

Marie Antoinette’s gazette

Marie Antoinette’s 1782 ‘gazette’, which contained fabric samples from all of her dresses and which was used to keep a record of her clothes and possibly help the Queen select her outfits for the day (there is some doubt whether this...
From: Madame Guillotine on 22 Jun 2020

Madame Élisabeth’s ‘gazette’

It’s so amazing that Madame Élisabeth’s ‘gazette’ that she used to select clothes in the summer of 1792 still exists. Madame Élisabeth would use this book to choose her outfits for the day by placing a pin next to...
From: Madame Guillotine on 22 Jun 2020

Madame Élisabeth by Charles Le Clercq

I’m currently working on my upcoming biography of Madame Élisabeth, youngest sister of Louis XVI, who was guillotined in Paris in May 1794. This book is a major labour of love for me as I have been collecting books and information about Élisabeth...
From: Madame Guillotine on 16 May 2020

The Dauphin and Madame Royale

Today’s painting by Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun is her delightful 1784 portrait of Madame Royale and the Dauphin Louis Joseph seated in a garden, which was commissioned by their mother Marie Antoinette. Although the portrait...
From: Madame Guillotine on 16 May 2020

The Princesse de Lamballe

Today’s painting by Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun is her portrait of Marie-Thérèse-Louise de Savoie-Carignan, Princesse de Lamballe (1749-1792), who was painted in 1782. Madame la Princesse was one of Marie Antoinette’s...
From: Madame Guillotine on 16 May 2020

Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Rémy

Today’s painting by Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun is a portrait that is believed to be that of Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Rémy, who called herself the Comtesse de la Motte and was at the very centre of the infamous Affair of the...
From: Madame Guillotine on 7 May 2020

Marie Antoinette 18

Today’s painting by Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun is this lovely posthumous portrait of Marie Antoinette, which she painted from memory in 1800, while she was residing in St Petersburg. She sent it to her former patroness’ daughter...
From: Madame Guillotine on 7 May 2020

Geneviève-Sophie Le Couteulx de La Noraye, Madame Le Couteulx du Molay

Today’s painting by Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun is her magnificent portrait of Geneviève-Sophie Le Couteulx de La Noraye, Madame Le Couteulx du Molay (1753-1801) whose husband Jacques-Jean, who was a cousin, was a wealthy...
From: Madame Guillotine on 5 May 2020

Anne Charlotte de Lorraine, Mademoiselle de Brionne as Diana

Today’s painting by Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun is her charming portrait of Anne Charlotte de Lorraine, Mademoiselle de Brionne (1755-1786), younger daughter of Louis de Lorraine, Prince de Brionne and his third wife Louise Julie...
From: Madame Guillotine on 3 May 2020

Marie Antoinette by Gautier-Dagoty

Let’s take a look at Jean-Baptiste André Gautier-Dagoty’s portrait of Marie Antoinette, which was painted in 1775 as a gift for her mother, Maria Theresa. However, when the completed work was first unveiled in the Hall of Mirrors in...
From: Madame Guillotine on 3 May 2020

Marie Antoinette and her children by Wertmüller

Let’s take a closer look at this splendid portrait of Marie Antoinette walking in the gardens of the Petit Trianon with her two eldest children, Madame Royale and the Dauphin Louis Joseph. It was painted by the Swedish artist Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller...
From: Madame Guillotine on 3 May 2020

Marie Antoinette with her two children in 179

Let’s take a look at this delightful miniature (19.5 x 14.3cm) portrait of Marie Antoinette with her two children, Madame Royale and the Dauphin Louis Charles, which was painted by François Dumont, who was paid 200 louis, in late 1789 and...
From: Madame Guillotine on 3 May 2020

Marie Antoinette en gaulle

Today’s painting by Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun is her delightful 1783 portrait of Marie Antoinette ‘en gaulle’, wearing one of the loose summery muslin dresses that she loved to wear while frolicking with her friends...
From: Madame Guillotine on 3 May 2020

Countess Ekaterina Vasilievna Skavronskaya

Today’s painting by Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun is another one of her charming portraits of the gorgeous Countess Ekaterina Vasilievna Skavronskaya (1761–1829), which was painted in St Petersburg in 1796. The Countess was...
From: Madame Guillotine on 2 May 2020

Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun

Élisabeth Louise Vigée was born in Paris on 16th April 1755, the daughter of a portraitist and a hairdresser, and after beginning her career in the 1770s quickly made her name thanks to her gorgeously fresh paintings of members of the aristocracy...
From: Madame Guillotine on 2 May 2020

Countess Anna Ivanovna Tolstaya

Today’s painting by Madame Vigée Le Brun is a portrait of the ‘beautiful and kind’ Countess Anna Ivanovna Tolstaya, which was painted in 1796 while Vigée Le Brun was residing in Russia. The beautiful Countess (1774-1825)...
From: Madame Guillotine on 2 May 2020

The Marquise de Pezay and the Marquise de Rougé

Today’s painting by Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun is her gorgeous 1787 portrait of Caroline de Murat, Marquise de Pezay, on the left in blue, with her best friend, Nathalie-Victurnienne-Delphine de Rochechouart de Mortemart, Marquise de...
From: Madame Guillotine on 2 May 2020

Julie Le Brun as Flora

Today’s painting by Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun is this lovely portrait of her daughter Julie (1780-1819) as the goddess Flora, which was painted in 1799 just before the nineteen year old Julie married Gaëtan Bernard Nigris, the French...
From: Madame Guillotine on 2 May 2020

Countess Ekaterina Sergeyevna

Today’s painting by Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun is this delightful portrait of the Countess Ekaterina Sergeyevna with her two eldest children Grigory Alexandrovich and Elena Alexandrovna, which was painted in 1797. Countess Sergeyevna...
From: Madame Guillotine on 2 May 2020

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