The Wallace Collection

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Madame de Pompadour
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Madame de Pompadour
  • France
  • c. 1830 - 1860
  • Miniature
  • Watercolour on ivory
  • Image size: 9.5 x 7.7 cm
    Frame size: 9.8 x 9.8 cm
    Overall size: 11.4 x 9.8 cm, with hook
  • Inscription: 'F. Boucher'
  • M28
  • Reserve Gallery
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Although not taken directly from one of Boucher's portraits of Mme de Pompadour (see Boucher, 'Madame de Pompadour, P418), this nineteenth-century miniature by an unknown artist is clearly derived from them. During the mid nineteenth century there was considerable interest in her as a historical figure.