Marie-Victoire Lemoine

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Marie-Victoire Lemoine's Atelier of a Painter, probably Vigée Le Brun (1755–1842) with a student

Marie-Victoire Lemoine (1754 – December 2, 1820) was a French classicist painter.


Born in Paris, Marie-Victoire Lemoine was the eldest daughter of Charles Lemoine and Marie-Anne Rousselle.[1] Her sisters, Marie-Denise Villers and Marie-Élisabeth Gabiou, also became painters. However, unlike her sisters, she remained unmarried and became one of the few women in contemporary art that made a living through painting.[2]

She was a student of François-Guillaume Ménageot in the early 1770s, with whom she lived and worked in a house acquired by the art dealer Jean-Baptiste-Pierre Lebrun, next to Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun's studio. From 1779, Marie-Victoire Lemoine resided in her parents' home until she moved in with her sister Marie-Elisabeth, where she remained even after her sister's death. She died six year after her last exhibition, aged sixty-six.[3]


Marie-Victoire Lemoine mainly painted portraits, miniatures, and genre scenes. She took part in numerous Salons,[4] for example Pahin de la Blancherie's Salon de Correspondance in 1779,[5] where she exhibited a portrait of the Princess Lamballe (57 x 45 cm). Following this salon, she continued to display her works of art to the public in the salons of 1796, 1798, 1799, 1802, 1804 and 1814.[6]


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  2. ^ "Marie-Victoire Lemoine". Wikipedia (in German). 2016-06-17. 
  3. ^ "Marie-Victoire Lemoine". Wikipedia (in German). 2016-06-17. 
  4. ^ "Marie Victoire Lemoine | The Interior of an Atelier of a Woman Painter | The Met". The Metropolitan Museum of Art, i.e. The Met Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-08. 
  5. ^ Auricchio, Laura (2002-01-01). "Pahin de la Blancherie's Commercial Cabinet of Curiosity (1779-87)". Eighteenth-Century Studies. 36 (1): 47–61. 
  6. ^ "Marie-Victoire Lemoine". Wikipedia (in German). 2016-06-17.