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Madame Perregaux

Photo credit: The Wallace Collection

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Adélaïde de Praël (1758–1794) married the banker Jean-François Perregaux in 1779. Madame Perregaux’s husband was both a notable art collector and banker to the Le Bruns, later numbering the 3rd Marquess of Hertford among his clients. Madame Perregaux’s portrait, painted on the eve of the French Revolution, is typical of the glamorous, flattering portrayals of female sitters on which Vigée-LeBrun’s fame chiefly rests.

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  • Medium

    oil on oak panel

  • Measurements

    99.6 x 78.5 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    acquired by Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford, after 1862; bequeathed to the nation by Lady Wallace, 1897


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The Wallace Collection

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