Elizabeth Vigée-Lebrun, ‘Madame Vigée-Lebrun and Her Daughter’, 1786

The self-portrait with child crops up – a tricky undertaking, surely? Elizabeth Vigée-Lebrun, 18th-century court artist, has herself cuddling her daughter Julie, both of them charmingly pretty.

Elizabeth Vigée-Lebrun, 'Madame Vigée-Lebrun and Her Daughter', 1786 (Private collection: Louvre, Paris)
Elizabeth Vigée-Lebrun, ‘Madame Vigée-Lebrun and Her Daughter’, 1786 (Musée du Louvre, Paris.)
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