1755 Marquise de Pompadour pastel by Maurice-Quentin de la Tour (Louvre)

The Marquise de Pompadour is portrayed reading sheet music while wearing an opulent dress in this well-known 1755 de Latour work.

Keywords:  1755, de Latour, Marquise de Pompadour, Marquise, French, mistress, Louis XV, curly coiffure, square décolletage, modesty piece, revers, stomacher, bows en échelle, three quarter length tight sleeves, engageantes, lace, ruching, vee waistline, panniers, over-skirt, shoes

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