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Julie Le Brun Looking in a Mirror

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun French

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Vigée Le Brun adored her daughter Julie (1780–1819) and painted many pictures of her as she matured. In this composition, the portraitist ingeniously presents the child in both profile and full face. Drawing on the bond between them, she captures Julie’s serious, intimate gaze.

Julie Le Brun Looking in a Mirror, Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (French, Paris 1755–1842 Paris), Oil on wood

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