Portrait of Madame de Pompadour (1756), detail. François Boucher. Oil on canvas. Boucher (French, 1703-1770) was known for his Rococo-style idyllic and voluptuous paintings on classical themes. Bows and flowers everywhere!

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François Boucher 'Madame de Pompadour' 1759. This spectacular painting is actually owned by the Wallace Collection in London.

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Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour, also known as Madame de Pompadour, was a member of the French court and was the official chief mistress of Louis XV from 1745 to her death.

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Madame de Pompadour. Final portrait begun just days before death, finished after it (by Francois Hubert Drouais) In 1764, at the age of 42, she dies in Versailles of either lung cancer or tuberculosis.

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Artist: François Boucher (1703–1770) Title: Madame Bergeret Date 1766 (?) Medium oil on canvas Dimensions 143.5 × 105.4 cm (56.5 × 41.5 in) Current location: National Gallery of Art." Sweet hat decoration!

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Madame Pompadour, mistress de officialle of King Louis XV of France in a lovely dress typical of the 1700s. Her shoes are called mules.

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