Adelaïde Labille-Guiard

Adelaïde Labille-Guiard
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Adelaïde Labille-Guiard, already a well-known portraitist of the aristocracy, rallied to the revolution and eventually received commissions from prominent revolutionary figures. In 1790 she portrayed Madame de Genlis, a writer and the tutor of the Orléans family children who spent the years of the revolution in England until allowed by Napoleon to return to France in 1801. The extravagant ribbons in Madame de Genlis’s coiffure, her expensive silk costume and elegant green gloves still belong to aancient régime fashions.

- J. Patrice Marandel. (2006)