Madame de Pompadour, mistress of Louis the 15th of France. She was an able leader and an extremely influential power behind the throne. Her relationship with the king lasted until her death. She was skilled at politics, botany, architecture, drama and music.
Robe à la Française Date:1770–90Culture:French (probably)Medium:silkDimensions:Length at CB (a): 61 in. (154.9 cm) Length at CB (b): 38 in. (96.5 cm) Length at CB (c): 22 in. (55.9 cm)Credit Line:Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1964Accession Number:C.I.64.33a–c
L'art de la coëffure des dames françoises, avec des estampes by Legros de Rumigny. He was the hairdresser for the French court of the 18th century including Madame de Pompadour.