Oil painting on canvas (oval), Princess Elisabeth de Bourbon, Princess of France, 'Madame Elizabeth' (1764-1794), manner of Elisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun (Paris 1755 – Paris 1842). An oval half-length portrait of a young woman, turned slightly to the right, gazing at the spectator, her right arm resting on a stone pedestal on the left and her right hand holding a wreath of flowers, she is wearing a white dress with blue waist-sash. Her hair piled up and hanging down her back, dressed with flowers, a filmy veil falls from the back of her head.
Marquis du Blaisel; his sale, Paris, 16 March 1870, lot 75; James Price; his sale, Christie’s, 1 June 1895, lot 45; presented to the National Trust, with the house and grounds, by Waldorf, 2nd Viscount Astor (1879-1952) in 1942
Cliveden, The Astor Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
manner of Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (Paris 1755 – Paris 1842), artist