Friday, June 8, 2012

La Baronne de Crussol

From author Leah Marie Brown:
This portrait was painted by the incomparable Madame Elisabeth Vigee Lebrun who, incidentally, was Marie Antoinette's official portraitist.  The subject is the Baroness Crussol, wife of Henri-Charles-Emmanuel de Crussol-Florensac, lieutenant general of the armies of the King of France. 

The Baroness holds a book of opera music, opened to a score by Christoph Willibald Gluck who, incidentally, was Marie Antoinette's preferred composer. (Read entire post.)
I believe this is the same Madame de Crussol who accompanied Madame Elisabeth to the guillotine. (More HERE.)
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