LeBrun, Elizabeth Louise Vigee 1755-1842 (copy after)
Le Brun, Madame
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 40
By herself, copy, Uffizi Gallery. Elizabeth Louise Vigee, the daughter of a French portrait-painter, was born at Paris in 1755. She obtained great celebrity as a portrait painter, but found time to paint many ideal pictures as well as landscapes. In 1783 she was admitted a member of the French Royal Academy of painting. She was married to a M. Le Brun. She was compelled to leave France during the reign of terror, visiting Italy, Prussia, Austria and Russia, pursuing her art, wherever she went, with great success. She died in 1842, at Luciennes. [P. 7; exhibited under heading: "Donated to the Academy by H. W. Rogers."]
Buffalo Fine Arts Academy. 1873. Price, twenty-five cents. Catalogue of Works of Art on Exhibition at the Gallery of the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Young Men's Association Buildings, Buffalo, N.Y. Academy Instituted November 11, 1862. Incorporated December 4, 1862. Gallery opened December 23, 1862. Buffalo: Warren, Johnson & Co., Printers. Office of the Daily Courier, 197 Main Street. 1873.