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Completion Date: 1756

Style: Rococo

Genre: portrait

Technique: oil

Material: canvas

Dimensions: 212 x 164 cm

Tags: famous-people, female-portraits, Madame-de-Pompadour

Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour, otherwise known as Madame de Pompadour, was the mistress of King Louis XV, as well as a prominent patron of Francois Boucher. Unlike the many other mistresses of the king, Madame de Pompadour continued to be a presence at the court by creating a cordial relationship with the Queen, by accompanying the King on hunting trips and social gatherings, and commissioning paintings of herself, which hid her aging looks. Although she did commission works from other artists, the majority of her portraits were done by Boucher.

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