1694 Françoise d'Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon by Pierre Mignard (Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon - Versailles, Île-de-France, France)

The Marquise de Maintenon is dressed for comfort in this Mignard portrait. This may be the most well-known portrait of Mme. de Maintenon.

Upgrade image from Wikimedia posted 8 October 2017. Also posted to Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon’s Subalbum here.

1694 Françoise d'Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon by Pierre Mignard (Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon - Versailles, Île-de-France, France) UPGRADE Wm

Compared to other Ladies shown in these Albums, she is very modestly dressed. Just a little of her chemise peeks out of her dress. She wears a fur lined wrap that keeps her warm and displays her lofty status.

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