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Attributed to the studio of François-Hubert Drouais (1727-75)

Madame de Pompadour (1722-64)

RCIN 403908

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Britain dramatically expanded its global reach during the 18th century via trade, travel and empire. Styles and fabrics from the Ottoman Empire, India and China were incorporated into everyday dress. In this portrait of Madame de Pompadour, Louis XV’s stylish mistress wears a floral gown, possibly made of painted silk imported from China.