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Madame Grand (Noël Catherine Vorlée, 1761-1835), 1783. Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun. Oil on canvas. Bequest of Edward S. Harkness, 1940.
This is one of the most captivating works by Vigée Le Brun, the most important woman artist of her time. Marie Antoinette’s patronage aided Vigée Le Brun’s admission to the Académie Royale in 1783 as one of only four women members permitted. She sent three history paintings (an exceptional genre for a woman artist) and at least ten portraits (including this one) to that year’s Salon, which served as her public debut. Madame Grand was born to a French colonial family near Pondicherry, India, and as she rose to fame for her beauty and eventual marriage to the minister and diplomat Talleyrand, admirers and critics alike exoticized her origins by giving her the epithet “l’Indienne.”

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About Our Prints

Met Custom Prints offers exclusive custom reproductions of artworks in The Met collection. Thanks to gallery-quality materials, we create prints as true to the original work as possible, using strict color management protocols and state-of-the-art printing technology.
This is the only place you’ll find reproductions approved by The Metropolitan Museum of Art. We are continually adding new artworks to our offering, so be sure to check back regularly as you build your own gallery. A variety of molding styles means our custom framed prints can match any type of decor.

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Met Members will receive their 15% discount for all Met Custom Prints purchases. If you are Member, when you check out enter your member ID and the last name associated with your membership; once your Membership has been validated, your discount will be applied. Member discounts cannot be combined with other offers.