Madame de Maintenon wearing dark dress by ? (location ?)

This is probably by Louis Ferdinand Elle the Younger and presumably based on the portrait seen in this image.

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This somber portrait of Madame de Maintenon in black is in keeping with how Madame Maintenon is usually remembered.

Keywords:  Françoise d’Aubigné, Madame Scarron, Madame de Maintenon, marquise de Maintenon, d’Aubigné family, Bourbon family, Marquise, French, Lady-in-Waiting, Marie Anne Christine Victoire de Bavière, mistress, Louis XIV, lace veil, hood, straight coiffure, high neckline, lace collar, lace bertha, three quarter length puffed sleeves, arm bands, lace forward-back flared cuffs

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