ca. 1800-1805 Marquise d'Aligre by school of Jacques-Louis David (Boris Wilnitsky)

Boris Wilnitsky has this about her in the notes for this portrait:  "Portrait of the young Louise Charlotte-Aglae Camus de Pontcarre (1776-1843), from 1810 (after marriage) - Marquise d'Aligre. The style of her dress provides the approximate date of portrayal - between 1800 and 1805.

The young lady married in 1810 her cousin Etienne-Jean-Francois-Charles, Marquis d'Aligre (1770-1847), in 1803 - Grand Counsellor of the department Seine (area surrounding Paris); from 1804 - chamberlain of Caroline Murat, Queen of Naples; during the Restoration - peer of France, supporter of constitutional monarchy and liberal.  Louise Charlotte-Aglae was his second wife. His first wife, Marie-Adelaide Godefroy de Senneville, died in 1793, leaving daughter Etiennette behind (who later married Michel de Pomerau, marquis de Ryceis).

Together with her husband, Louise Charlotte-Aglae was known for her great philanthropic deeds. The spouses founded refuge d'Aligre in Chartres, hospital d'Aligre in Bonneval (Eure-et-Loire), hospital d'Aligre with thermal station Bourbon-Lancy (Saone-et-Loire), etc.

The name of the sitter is also mentioned in the history of 19th century music: Austrian composer Strauss dedicated one of his waltzes to Marquise d'Aligre, naming it 'Marquise d'Aligre waltz'."

Spots removed with Photoshop by gogm.

Marquise Aligre's bodice and sleeves both have trim, criss-crossed in the case of her sleeves. She appears to be wearing something like a Phrygian cap in this school of David Portrait.

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