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Madame Marsollier and Her Daughter, 1749

Madame Marsollier and Her Daughter, 1749

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Madame Marsollier and Her Daughter, 1749; Madame Marsollier, a well-known beauty, was the daughter of Monsieur Le Leu, an attorney to the king. Her husband was a wealthy textile merchant who bought his title of comte de Saint-Pierre. Ridiculed at court for her pretensions, she was known as the "Velvet Duchess." In his depiction of the sumptuous fabrics of the interior. Jean-Marc Nattier (17 March 1685 – 7 November 1766), French painter, was born in Paris, the second son of Marc Nattier (1642–1705), a portrait painter, and of Marie Courtois (1655–1703), a miniaturist. He is noted for his portraits of the ladies of King Louis XV's court in classical mythological attire.