Madame De Pompadour

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Pompadour, Madame De


(née Jeanne Antoinette Poisson). Born Dec. 29, 1721, in Paris; died April 15, 1764, in Versailles. A favorite of the French king Louis XV from 1745, she had some influence on affairs of state.

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In a golden-toned Boucher painting of 1750, Madame de Pompadour is depicted standing in a room crowded with references to her accomplishments, from the harpsichord she delicately fingers, to the globe and roses at her feet.
Great, and extra-political elites, like Madame de Pompadour, Jackie
Practically before you could say Madame de Pompadour, coffee spread like wildfire to all the nearby islands of the West Indies, transforming de Clieu's dream of founding a lucrative coffee empire in the French colonies into a reality.
We follow his ups and downs as he meets Voltaire, Madame de Pompadour, Hume, Mozart, Diderot, and Rousseau, among other luminaries, discussing with them their genius and era; but he also prophesies their impact and grows increasingly disillusioned as he matures and falls in love with Mariana, a beautiful Mexican widow.
In 1753-54, for example, Carle van Loo painted two overdoors for the bedchamber of Madame de Pompadour at the chateau de Bellevue in which his client is shown arrayed as a sultana.
FEAST DAY OF ST THOMAS BECKET 1721: Madame de Pompadour, infamous mistress of Louis XV, was born in Paris.
SOPHIA MYLES (MADAME DE POMPADOUR) In 2006 Sophia appeared alongside 10th Doctor David Tennant as Madame de Pompadour in the Doctor Who episode The Girl in the Fireplace.
Bafta-winning writer and childhood Doctor Who fan Moffat has already penned some of the most critically-rated recent of the sci-fi show's episodes including The Girl in the Fireplace, about the 18th Century French aristocrat Madame de Pompadour, and Blink, which was about statues that move when no-one is looking.
The Girl in the Fireplace, 2006) THE chemistry between Tennant and Sophia Myles was electric - and spilled over to real life - as the Doctor found himself trapped in the past with Madame de Pompadour.
One she would like to be re-united with, though, is the portrait she did of actress Sophie Myles as Madame de Pompadour for the 2006 Girl in the Fireplace, which featured in an episode of Doctor Who.
She plays Madame de Pompadour, the mistress of French king Louis XIV.
London has the advantage, in accessibility if not judgement, on this occasion, since the Wallace Collection has mounted a small parallel exhibition marred only by the silly wordplay of its title, The Art of Love: Madame de Pompadour.