Madame de Pompadour in her Study c1749-55 by French Painter Maurice Quentin de La Tour (1704 – 1788), a Rococo Style Portratist who primarily painted with pastels and who could count as his famous subjects Voltaire, Rousseau, Louis XV and Madame de Pompadour.
This is an elegant portrait of Madame de Pompadour in a lavish floral pattern white dress, as she sits in a chair in her study going over a musical manuscript that she holds in her hands by her desk.
On the desk are several books including an encyclopedia that stands near a world globe; with a landscape painting of people on horseback, and at the foot of the desk is a large red leather portfolio containing more manuscripts.
To her right and behind her is a large purplish drape and in front of the drape is another chair in which we can see a guitar that is embraced by another large manuscript. This is a beautiful and colorful portrait of a lady rich in tone, that captures the opulence of the time.
Who was Madame de Pompadour
Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour (1721 – 1764), was commonly known as Madame de Pompadour, She was an influential member of the French court as well as the official chief mistress of Louis XV from 1745 – 1751, and she remained an influential member of the French court until her death in 1764.
This is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.