Madame Mole-Reymond Elisabeth-Louise Vigee-Le Brun, 1786-“The Lady with the Muff”, the famous portrait of Madame Molé-Raymond, the pretty actress of the Comédie Française, is considered to be one of the masterpieces of Marie Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755 – 1842). Vigée Le Brun was a French painter, and is recognized as the most famous female painter of the 18th century. She served as a portrait painter to the French Queen Marie-Antoinette.
Known for her raven hair and striking beauty, socialite Juliette Récamier captured the eyes of countless admirers and artists who visited her early 19th-century salon. People gaze at her elegance today in the Louvre... Jacques-Louis David’s 1800 painting “Portrait of Madame Récamier.”