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A new exhibition of the French artist’s work reveal her flattering portraiture of Marie-Antoinette, but she also helped reshape the rules of representation

Marie-Antoinette with family by, Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun. This portrait is thought to have been done to try and rehabilitate her image as a dutiful wife a caring mother when her image and her people where at an all time low. called L'Autrichienne a play on french words resulting in calling her the Austrian "Bitch"

Detail, Testelin. Note the ribbons at his breeches, shirt, cravat and on his right shoulder.

Louis XIV (1638-1715), known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) or the Sun King (le Roi-Soleil), was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who ruled as King of France and Navarre from 1643 until his death. His reign of 72 years and 110 days is the longest of monarchs of major countries in European history.

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