Portrait of Marie de Rabutin-Chantal after Claude Lefèbvre (France, 1633–1675)
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Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de Sévigné (France, 1626-1696), after a famous portrait by painter and engraver Claude Lefèbvre (France, 1633–1675)
also widely known as Madame de Sévigné or Mme de Sévigné, was a French aristocrat, remembered for her letter-writing. Most of her letters, celebrated for their wit and vividness, were addressed to her daughter, Françoise-Marguerite de Sévigné.
She is revered in France as one of the great icons of French 17th-century literature.
"Marie de Babutin Marquiss de Sebique Copied from old frame." written in script en verso on the canvas, spelling mistakes / incorrect spelling
"3 4 S LP" stenciled in black on the back of the frame
France, probably a 19th century copy
patch / repair to canvas visible from the back (white oval patch)