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April 16‎, ‎1755

“The passion for painting was innate in me.  This passion has never failed, perhaps because it has always increased with time; even today, I experience all its charm, and I hope that this divine passion ends only with my life.”

Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, Souvenirs, tome 1, lettre 1

Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, also known as Madame Lebrun or Madame Le Brun, French artist is born. 

Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, also known as Madame Lebrun or Madame Le Brun, was a prominent French portrait painter of the late eighteenth century. Her artistic style is generally considered part of the aftermath of Rococo with elements of an adopted Neoclassical style.

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 Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun 

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