Sunday, 10 November 2013

The Last Maîtresse

Madame du Barry posed for this bust in 1772 which means that it gives us a pretty accurate image of how she looked. The artist is Augustin Pajou and the bust itself is a piece from the famous Sèvres manufacturer. Madame du Barry's initials are painted in a medallion on the gilt pedestal. The combined bust measures 38,1 cm in height. It is housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art but is not exhibited.

Madame du Barry (1746–1793)Madame du Barry (1746–1793)

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