Madame de Pompadour

Jeanne-Antionette Poisson, widely known as Marquise de Pompadour, was the King Louis the XV’s mistress. He first saw her in a ball, and right away had her singled out as the person whom he wanted to be with.

Reinette was put in a room in the king’s palace where she was taught proper etiquette for court and after some time, she was legally separated from her husband, and made to live in the palace as the king’s mistress. She became a patron of the arts and literature, and one of her “favorite” artists was François Boucher, who painted numerous portraits of her.

Title: Madame de Pompadour

Director: Luis Gabriel Lim

Photographer: Barbra Lauren Sy

Model: Talitha Andrea Buizon

Source(s):

– http://departments.kings.edu/womens_history/pompadou.html

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