Portrait of Anne Marie Louise d’Orleans, duchess of Montpensier (1627-1693) called ‘La Grande Mademoiselle’ sitting in a landscape, cherubs decorating her with flowers and garlands

Follower of Pierre Mignard, French 1612-1695. Early 18th century.

32 x 39 in. oil on relined canvas, likely signed on the letter. Housed in an early 18th century paint and parcel gilt baroque frame. Asking price $ 9,500.

La Grande Mademoiselle was the niece of King Louis XIII and considered the wealthiest woman in Europe. The letter in French likely refers to her planned wedding to the courtier the Duke of Lauzon, a feast that would never take place because of King Louis XIV’s and his queens sudden refusal to permit it.

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