Pastelists.com shows her father was British consul in Smyrna (now Izmir) Turkey when she was born in Smyrna. She married James Fremeaux in 1736. Geni has a sketch about her here.
Liotard made three portraits of Mme. Fremeaux, apparently in Smyrna (now Izmir), on Turkey's west coast. This shows a western (British, Mr. Fremeaux was from a Hugenot family forced from France by Louis XIV that went to the UK) beauty in Ottoman Turkish dress.
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Dec 10, 2012, 9:00 PM
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