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Why was Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun patronized by Marie Antoinette?

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Why was Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun patronized by Marie Antoinette?

French Portraitist:

Elisabeth Louise Vigee-Lebrun was born in Paris, France, in 1755. Her father, Louis Vigee, was a painter as well and encouraged his daughter's growing talent. Vigee-Lebrun would go on to paint over 800 paintings during her lifetime.

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Marie Antoinette was Queen of France from 1774-1792. During this time, she had many portraits painted of her, either by herself or with her children....

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