1761 Marie Rinteau, called Mademoiselle de Verrières, by François-Hubert Drouais (Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York City, New York, USA)

The Metropolitan Museum’s notes for this date it to 1761 and include this note, "The sitter is Marie Rinteau, who in 1748 had given birth to an illegitimate daughter, Marie Aurore, by the famous soldier and courtier Maurice de Saxe (1696–1750). Marie is remembered as the great-grandmother of the writer George Sand (1840–1876). Marie and her sister Geneviève enjoyed a brief moment of success in music and theatre and long careers as cultured courtesans, known as 'les demoiselles de Verrières.’” Her genealogical sketch is here.

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1761 Marie Rinteau, called Mademoiselle de Verrières, by François-Hubert Drouais (Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York City, New York, USA) Wm

Mme. Rinteau’s coiffure is an early appearance for the straight coiffures with large curls that would dominate the 1770s. The portrait is signed and dated 1761.

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