1746 Madame de Pompadour by Maurice-Quentin de Latour (private collection)

She became the King's official mistress in 1745 and this 1746 de Latour portrait should explain why that happened.

Keywords:  1746, de Latour, Marquise de Pompadour, Marquise, French, mistress, Louis XV, curly coiffure, scarf, square neckline, modesty piece, revers, ruching, bows, stomacher, close sleeves

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