oil on canvas, 45" x 34 1/2"
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Despite the political situation that forced Vigee Le Brun left Paris in October 1789, she completed 37 paintings that year. This portrait of Marie Charlotte Louise Perrette Aglae Bontemps (1762-1848) appears on her list as "Madame de la Chartre. The 27 year old sitter had married Claude Louis, Comte de la Chartre, in 1778. Her father was "premier Valet de chambre" to Louis XV. Her uncle was the financier Beaujon, whom Vigee Le Brun also painted. Marie Charlotte later divorced her first husband and married Francois Annail de Jaucourt (1757-1852).
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