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Portrait of a Young Woman

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Vigée-Le Brun achieved great fame for her portraits of the French aristocracy. Because women were not allowed to attend the official art schools, Vigée-Le Brun was primarily self-taught. She nevertheless gained admission to the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture through the support of her...

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Provenance

1913, Eugène Kraemer collection; May 5-6, 1913, 2nd posthumous Kraemer sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, lot 50, sold for M 4,300 to Edward M. Hodgkins, London. 1917, Maria Antoinette Evans Hunt (Mrs. Robert Dawson Evans) (b. 1845 - d. 1917), Boston; 1917, bequest of Mrs. Robert Dawson Evans to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 1, 1917)

Credit Line

Robert Dawson Evans Collection

(Countess Worontzoff ?)

about 1797

Dimensions

82.2 x 70.5 cm (32 3/8 x 27 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.3256

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Europe

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