Coiffure Fantaisie Empire. Madame Lebrun. 19th century fashion.
French empire hairstyle.
„Album de coiffures histories“ by E. Nissy. Published 1890 by Albert Brunet.
Marie Louise Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun 1755 -1842 was a French painter of classicism. She is said to have been one of the most beautiful women of Paris at a young age. At 15 she earned her money through professional portraits. 1778, she made a portrait of Marie Antoinette, deeply impressed by her knowledge, placed an order for more portraits of the royal family.
1783, she became a member of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture against fierce resistance on the part of the male members. Only by order of Louis XVI. they were forced to after Marie-Antoinette had asked him to. During the French Revolution, on the night of the 6th Oktober 1789 they fled first to Italy, then to Austria and finally exiled to Russia. In each of these countries, they quickly found access to the local nobility and courtyards. She produced numerous portraits which earned her a stately income. In 1802, after 12 years, she returned to Paris.
Read online: Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun by Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun
Free Ebooks: Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun / translated by Lionel Strachey; illustrated with reproductions of paintings by the authoress (1903)
Souvenirs de Madame Louise-Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun Volume 1 Volume 2 (French)
Heroines of French society in the court, the revolution, the empire and the restoration – Bearne, Catherine Mary Charlton, d. 1923.
I. Madame Vigée Le Brun.–II. La marquise de Montagu.–III. Madame Tallieu.–IV. Madame de Genlis