ca. 1730 Portrait présumé de la marquise de Bomron by Charles-Antoine Coypel (location ?, probably Musée du Louvre - Paris, France)

This portrait got around, being moved to the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum in Krefeld during the Nazi occupation. The specifics were found at the Site Rose-Valland. Rose Valland was not explicitly portrayed in the movie Monuments Men, but her analogue in that movie was Claire Simone played by Cate Blanchett. The real Mme. Valland kept an eagle eye on artworks taken from France by the occupiers, maintaining a list of stolen treasures.

The USA and allies chartered a cultural preservation task group in World War II, the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section, the group the movie Monuments Men is based upon. By the time big oil firms wanted Iraqi oil and invaded the country under false pretexts in 2003, the treasures of the Baghdad Museum were left unguarded while the Oil Ministry was guarded. Looting followed. Imams issued fatwas to persuade relic thieves to return the stolen treasures, ours as human beings living on the Earth as common heritage as well as part of the Iraqi heritage, to that museum.

Geni.com attaches this image to their article for Thérèse Eulalie de Beaupoil de St-Aulaire here and states she was the wife of Anne-Pierre IV, duc d’Harcourt.

ca. 1730 Portrait présumé de la marquise de Bomron by Charles-Antoine Coypel (location ?, probably Musée du Louvre - Paris, France) From Site Rose-Valland - Musées Nationaux Récupération

The sitter wears a luxurious white dress and flowers in the manner of sitters in Nattier portraits of the era.

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