Senior lecturer in British arts

Université de Rennes 2, équipe d'accueil ACE

Research expertise

Art et idéologie commerciale au 18ème siècle; discours sur la gravure; représentation des animaux dans l'art des 18ème et 19ème siècles



Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun was the official portraitist of Marie-Antoinette and a worldly artist who excelled at constructing representations of herself and of others. In October 1789, she emigrated to Italy, then over the next twenty years, criss-crossed the continent from Rome to Saint Petersburg, ending with a sojourn in England.

Portraitists' studios

As British portrait painters’ working spaces evolved from craftsmen’s workshops into painting rooms supplemented with exhibition rooms and fitted out to accommodate Society patrons, they became places of intense sociability.