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Marie Louise Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun: Hyacinthe Gabriell Rosland (detail), 1791
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Marie Louise Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun

[French Neoclassical Painter, 1755-1842]

• Also known as:  Élisabeth Vigée-Le Brun
• Relationships: Vigée-Lebrun's students included Marie-Guillemine Benoist.
• Subject matter:  Specializes in Portraits.
• Browse all:  French artists  /  women artists

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Original works by Marie Louise Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Self-Portrait, 1800
Genius of Alexander I, 1814

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
The Vicomtesse de Vaudreuil, 1785

Notable SiteKunsthistorisches Museum Databank, Vienna (in German)  

Notable SiteLiechtenstein Museum, Vienna
Princess Karoline of Liechtenstein as Iris, 1793 (Zoom)
Princess Maria Josefa Hermenegilde von Esterhazy as Ariadne on Naxos, 1793 (Zoom)

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Database, Paris
7 paintings

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Missouri
Marie Gabrielle de Gramont, Duchesse de Caderousse, 1784 (Zoom)

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SiteRéunion des Musées Nationaux, France (in French)  
3 works online

Notable SiteThe Royal Collection, London, UK

Château de Versailles, France
Portrait of the queen Marie-Antoinette

Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts - Provenance Research Project
Bacchante, 1785

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Portrait of Madame du Barry

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas   NEW!

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  
Portrait of Countess Maria Theresia Bucquoi, 1793

Musée des Augustins, Toulouse, France
Portrait de la Baronne de Crussol, 1785

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida
Julie Lebrun as Flora, 1799

Narodna Galerija (National Gallery), Ljubljana, Slovenia (in Slovenian)  
Elizabetha Isabella Mniszech, 1797

National Gallery of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
Portrait of Grand Duchess E.N. Menshikova with Daughter

National Museum in Warsaw, Poland (in Polish)  
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National Museum of Art of Romania
Portrait of A Woman

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.
Portrait of Princess Belozersky, 1798
Portrait of Madame Thérèse Vestris, 1803
Portrait of a Boy, 1817

National Museums Liverpool, UK
Lady Hamilton as a Bacchante (detail)

National Museums Liverpool, UK
Lady Hamilton as a Bacchante

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona
Madame Victoire, 1791

Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
The Artist's Brother, 1773

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
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The Albertina Graphic Art Databank, Vienna (in German)  

The Wallace Collection, London, UK   NEW!

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland   NEW!

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Portrait of the Comte de Vaudreuil, 1784

Watford Museum, England
The Artist at Work (Self Portrait)

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Flemish Art Collection Database, Belgium (in Dutch)  

UK National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
Marie-Antoinette de Lorraine-Habsbourg, Queen of France, and her children (Palace of Versailles, France)

Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
Marie-Antoinette with the Rose (Palace of Versailles, France)

Notable SiteMarie Louise Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteMarie Louise Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
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California State University WorldImages Database  

Marie Louise Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun at CGFA  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web  


Olga's Gallery

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Notable SiteVigee Le Brun Master Painting List
Extensive list of the artist's works. No images on this site, although there are many links to individual paintings at the "BatGuano" website, above.

Auburn University Liberal Arts Department

BatGuano Web Works
Massive collection of Vigée-Lebrun's works online

The Age of Enlightenment in the Paintings of France's National Museums
Marie-Antoinette of Austria, Queen of France

Women Artists from the Medieval Period to the Present

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Marie Louise Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun  
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Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on Self Portrait in a Straw Hat, 1782

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
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The Exceptional Woman

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Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun: The Odyssey of an Artist in an Age of Revolution


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