Vigée Le Brun at the Met.

1774_Poesie LebrunThis is the first retrospective and only the second exhibition devoted to Vigée Le Brun in modern times.  She was one of the finest 18th-century French painters and among the most important of all women artists.

The 80 works on view include paintings and a few pastels from European and American public and private collections. At The Met Fifth Avenue through MAY 15.

An autodidact with exceptional skills as a portraitist, she achieved success in France and Europe during one of the most eventful, turbulent periods in European history.

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