Jeanne Bécu, comtesse du Barry (19 August 1743 – 8 December 1793) was the last Maîtresse-en-titre of Louis XV of France and one of the victims of the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution.
Madame du Barry, favourite of Louis XV, by Drouais
1782 Madame Du Barry Portrait by Elisabeth Vigée LeBrun. The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Jeanne Bécu, comtesse du Barry (19 August 1743 – 8 December 1793) was the last Maîtresse-en-titre of Louis XV of France and one of the victims of the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution.
Madame du Barry (1743-1793), late 1760's by Francois-Hubert Drouais
Commoners w/ fabricated, glorified backgrounds thru sex reach bedrooms of 'grossly' rich 'benefactors'.. some would call these loose but calculating women courtesans or whores.. more appropriately prostitutes. Madame du Barry was lucky enough to rise as high as the guillotine. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/melania-trump-history_us_56bdf3b5e4b0c3c55050db11
Room 33 contains some of the French paintings in our collection, including 'Madame de Pompadour at her Tambour Frame' painted by François-Hubert Drouais. Scroll through to look at the painting in more detail. The painting shows the one-time mistress of Louis XV in the last year of her life. Born Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson in 1721, she married in 1741 and became royal mistress and Marquise de Pompadour four years later. She was a patron of the arts and letters and a leader of fashion who…
Madame du Barry, 1770's by a follower of FRANCOIS HUBERT DROUAIS
Countess Du Barryfue la amante de Luis XV y la última favorita de la realeza francesa (1770-1774) por matrimonio se convirtió en condesa du Barry entre 1768 y 1793.