Madame Charles Simon Favart (Marie Justine Benoîte Duronceray, 1727–1772) François Hubert Drouais (French, Paris 1727–1775 Paris), 1757. Marie First appeared on the Paris stage at the foire Saint-Germain in 1744 or 1745, and thereafter married Charles Simon Favart (1710–1792), writer, librettist, & director of the Opéra Comique & the Comédie Italienne. From 1751 until 1769 Madame Favart reigned supreme in Paris as a comic actress. She was also a singer & dancer and played harp & harpsichord.
Albert Bartholomé (French, 1848–1928) In the Conservatory (Madame Bartholomé), ca. 1881 Oil on canvas; Musée d'Orsay, Paris