Madame, la marquise de Maintenon by ? (auctioned by Tennants Auctioneers)

Tennant’s auction notes for this include, "Portrait of the Marquise de Maintenom, half length, wearing a red embroidered dress and black and lace shawl.”

From the lost gallery's photostream on flickr. Also posted to Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon’s Subalbum here.

Madame, la marquise de Maintenon by ? (auctioned by Tennants Auctioneers) From the lost gallery's photostream on flickr

Madame de Maintenon has blond hair, maybe turning white, covered by a white lace cap or piece and a black scarf. The fripon curls date this to the turn of 17th-18th century. She appears to be wearing a fur boa and a heavy wrap.

Keywords:  Françoise d’Aubigné, Madame Scarron, Madame de Maintenon, marquise de Maintenon, d’Aubigné family, Bourbon family, Marquise, French, Lady-in-Waiting, Marie Anne Christine Victoire de Bavière, mistress, Louis XIV, wavy coiffure, lace cap, scarf, bows, chemise, lace modesty piece, scoop neckline, fur boa, bodice, full sleeves, wrap

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