1783 Catherine Noele Grand (née Worlée), Later Madame Talleyrand-Périgord, Princesse de Bénévent by Élisabeth Louise Vigée Lebrun (Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York City, New York, USA)

According to her Wikipedia article, she was born in India to Danish parents and had made her way to Paris, via Kolkata and London, where she was a courtesan. She was mistress to Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, marrying him in 1802 due to Napoléon's pressure on him.

Upgrade image posted 30 June 2017 from piogirls.livejournal.com/784.html. Also posted to Catherine Noele Grand, Madame Talleyrand’s new Subalbum here.

1783 Catherine Noele Grand (née Worlée), Later Madame Talleyrand-Périgord, Princesse de Bénévent by Élisabeth Louise Vigée Lebrun (Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York City, New York, USA) UPGRADE From piogirls.livejournal.com:784.html

Mme. Grand appears to be wearing a banded fichu in her 1783 Vigée-Lebrun portrait under a high and wide coiffure.

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