Madame de Maintenon by the sea shore by ? (location unknown to gogm)

This is not the somber Marquise de Maintenon in black we have become accustomed to seeing; she even wears a smile. This looks like a Beaubrun Brothers portrait, but the style and fully developed background argue for another artist.

Posted to Foro Dinastias by Minnie on 12 June 2010.

Keywords:  Marquise de Maintenon, Marquise, French, Louis XIV, straight coiffure, jeweled headdress, scoop neckline, chemise, modesty piece, bows, elbow length puffed sleeves, cuffs, arm band, necklace

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