** individual artists illustrating boys fashions -- Marie-Victoire Lemoine

Artists Illustrating Boys' Fashions: Marie-Victoire Lemoine (France, 1754-1820)

Figure 1.--Marie-Victoire Lemoine pinted this portrait of a sister and her younger brother. As far as we can tell, there is no information known about the children. It looks to have been painted about 1810.

Marie-Victoire Lemoine was born in Paris (1754). She was a French classicist who poroduced beautiful portraits during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic era. She was the eldest daughter of Charles Lemoine and Marie-Anne Rousselle. Her sisters (Marie-Denise Villers and Marie-Élisabeth Gabiou) also painted. Lemoine never married. She was a rare woman at the time that actually made a living through painting. She studied under François-Guillaume Ménageot (early 1770s). She lived and worked in a house owned by art dealer Jean-Baptiste-Pierre Lebrun. And it was next to the studio of Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-Le Brun (1755–1842), France's primier woman painter. Lemoine lived in her parents' home (1779) until she moved in with her married sister Marie-Elisabeth. She remained thre even after her sister's death. She died six years after her last exhibition (1820). She is primarily known for her portraits, but also miniatures and genre scenes. She participated in numerous Salons.


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