Madame de Pompadour
Official mistress of Louis XV.
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La Marquesa de Pompadour
To be presented at court, Jeanne Antoinette required a title. The King purchased the marquisate of Pompadour on 24 June and gave the estate, with title and coat-of-arms, to Jeanne Antoinette, making her a Marquise. On 14 September, she was formally introduced to the court by the King's cousin, the Princess de Conti. (Wikipedia)
Louis XV Gobelins tapestry
Louis XIV visiting the Gobelin factory with Colbert and his brother (produced around 1720-1740). Madame de Pompadour was keen to promote French manufacturing. Her spending power and social influence, for example, gave a massive boost to Sevres porcelain and the Gobelins tapestry works.
Marie Leszczynska, wife of Louis XV and Queen, had a moderately friendly relationship with her husband's mistress who always treated her with respect. Her view was that if her husband had to have a mistress it was better that it should be a woman like Pompadour. This was a more charitable view than that of her children who referred to Pompadour as 'motherwhore'.
Jean Frédéric Phélypeaux, Count of Maurepas - Wikipedia
Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux, Count of Maurepas, illustrated Pompadour's influence and authority at court. He was a French statesman who had held a number of important government posts but nonetheless was exiled from Paris for penning a vulgar epigram at the expense of the King's mistress.