1763 - 1764 Posthumous portrait of Madame de Pompadour by François Drouais (National Gallery, London)

This portrait of Madame de Pompadour embroidering was begun while she was alive and completed after she died. She was chic to the end.

Keywords:  1763, Boucher, Marquise de Pompadour, Marquise, French, mistress, Louis XV, curly coiffure, cap, bows, square décolletage, revers, stomacher, bows en échelle, elbow length tight sleeves, bows, engageantes, lace, panniers, over-skirt, lining, ruching, flounces

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