The Fabulous Life Of Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun: Portraitist Of Marie Antoinette
One of the most famous artists of her time, Elisabeth’s dramatic life was lived during tumultuous times.
Part 1: Portrait Of The Queen
Painter to the courts of Europe and friend of Marie-Antoinette, the life of Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun is captured here with excerpts from her memoirs and recreations of the tumultuous events of her time. Her early life was spent in France, until her exile at the time of the French Revolution.
Part 2: The Lady Traveler
In part 2, we continue the story of one of the most acclaimed artists of her time with the dramatic events of Elisabeth’s life after her exile from France, including her long sojourn in Catherine The Great’s Russia, and her eventual, inevitable, return to France, now under the rule of Napoleon.