Madame Elisabeth de France (1764–1794)

Adélaïde Labille-Guiard French

Not on view

In 1783 Labille-Guiard became one of only four women painters admitted to the French Royal Academy. A leading portraitist, she showed oils and pastels regularly at the Salon. She was also an important teacher for the next generation of women artists, as captured in her self-portrait with two pupils, a landmark painting also in The Met collection. This pastel is a study for a more formal portrait of Madame Elisabeth, the younger sister of Louis XVI. The king’s immediate family, notably his aunts, were key protectors and patrons of Labille-Guiard.

Madame Elisabeth de France (1764–1794), Adélaïde Labille-Guiard (French, Paris 1749–1803 Paris), Pastel on blue paper, seven sheets joined, laid down on canvas

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.