"My pleasure is not to contemplate the gold in my coffers, but to spend it."- Madame de Pompadour

Francaise a la Merteuil – inspiration

Francois Boucher Portrait of Marquise de Pompadour, , Alte Pinakothek, Munich. Read more about the symbolism and interpretation of Portrait of Marquise de Pompadour by Francois Boucher.

1747 Madame Bergeret by Francois Boucher (National Gallery of Art, Washington DC)

Portrait of Madame Bergeret, 1746 ~ by François Boucher Her husband was a patron of Boucher's -- likely introduced Boucher to Madame Pompadour, his most important and long-standing client.

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Oh la la! Lavish 250-year-old desk where King of France's mistress Madame de Pompadour penned her love letters goes under the hammer (and it could be yours for a cool £5m)

The ribbons on her stomached would be called eschelles rococo, madame de pompadour

Bouquets of porcelain flowers, Sevres porcelain manufacture, mid 18th century.  Among the many beautiful and singular things that Madame de Pompadour liked to acquire and collect wore finely crafted porcelains,  which lead to her lifelong connection with the legendary Sevres porcelain manufacture which she helped establish

Bouquets of porcelain flowers, Sevres porcelain manufacture, mid century. Among the many beautiful and singular things that Madame de Pompadour liked to acquire and collect wore finely crafted porcelains, which lead to her lifelong connection.

Portrait of Madame de Pompadour (1756), detail. François Boucher. Oil on canvas. Boucher (French, 1703-1770) was known for his Rococo-style idyllic and voluptuous paintings on classical themes.  Bows and flowers everywhere!

Portrait of Madame de Pompadour detail. Oil on canvas. Boucher (French, was known for his Rococo-style idyllic and voluptuous paintings on classical themes.

'Madame de Pompadour' 1759 by François Boucher

BOUCHER Francois - 1759 Portrait of Marquise de Pompadour or Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour December 1721 – 15 April member of the French court, official maîtresse-en-titre of Louis XV from 1745 to 1750 / Wallace Collection, London

Madame de Pompadour’s rooms at Versailles. Style Louis XV.

Madame de Pompadour’s rooms at Versailles. Style Louis XV.

The editor in chief shares her passions and inspirations.  “‘Pretty’ verges on a dirty word, but who can resist the froufrou of Madame de Pompadour’s hem and slippers in François Boucher’s 1756 portrait?”

Profile in Style: Min Hogg

The editor in chief shares her passions and inspirations. “‘Pretty’ verges on a dirty word, but who can resist the froufrou of Madame de Pompadour’s hem and slippers in François Boucher’s 1756 portrait?

Original Pair Wall Plates F Bouchee 1759 Madame Pompadour Courting Scene 10 inch

Original Pair Wall Plates F Bouchee 1759 Madame Pompadour Courting Scene 10 inch

Madame Pompadour, Antique Pottery, Wall Plates, Earthenware, Design Art, Scene

Traveling through history of Art...Portrait of the Marquise de Pompadour, detail, by Maurice-Quentin Delatour, 1748-55, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France.

Portrait of the Marquise de Pompadour, Maurice-Quentin de La Tour (detail)

Madame Pompadour  8X10   A mold for champagne glasses by Meluseena

Madame Pompadour 8x10 print | A mold for champagne glasses naughty pompadour champagne sexy art erotic print - Meluseena art print

Madame Pompadour - A mold for champagne glasses naughty pompadour champagne sexy art erotic print - Meluseena art print

Madame Pompadour, 1951–1951

Madame Pompadour, 1951–1951

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