Known above all for having been the official painter of the Queen Maria Antonieta, who took her as her favourite, Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755 – 1842) is considered to be one of the best portrait painters of the 18th century.
Because of the French Revolution, Madame Lebrun abandoned the country with her daughter. From that point on she would do portraits of the European elite in Italy, Austria and Russia, until in 1805, during the rule of Napoleon, when she would return to France.
Her work, mainly portraits, rococo in style with neoclassical adoptions, was exhibited in the Hermitage of St Petersburg, in the National Gallery of London, or the Louvre, amongst other museums.
* Work exhibited in the room 35 of the Cambó Bequest.