Elisabeth Vigée Lebrun, study on Pajou


40cm x 50cm. Oil on board.

From a sculpture by Augustin Pajou – 1783 -. Phillip Carrero.

Bust of Vigee Le Brun – 1783
Artist: Augustin Pajou (1730-1809)
Terra-cota Bust of Vigée Le Brun, Musee du Louvre
Artist: Augustin Pajou enjoyed a long and continuing success as a portraitist spanning the Enlightenment, the French Revolution and the Empire. He was Louis XVI’s official portraitist and he completed many psychologically penetrating portrait busts of some of the greatest and most interesting figures of his age. He is best know for his bust of Louis XV’s mistress Madame Du Barry


Augustin Pajou is known mainly for  directing the decoration of the Versailles opera house.


Oil depiction of Augustin Pajou. Bust of Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun. 1783. Terracotta. Musée du Louvre. Paris, France.