Baronne de Besenval by Nicolas de Largillière (on auction by Sotheby's)

Baronne de Besenval by Nicolas de Largillière (on auction by Sotheby's)

I can find nothing about her other than her name may have been Theodore Elizabeth Catherine or, more likely, Katarzyna Bienlinska (1684-1761). Her son may be the Baron Besenval who commanded the Swiss Guards' during their unsuccessful defense of Marie Antoinette.

From the Sotheby's Web site.

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The Baroness de Besenval is dressed in turn-of-the-century dress, but without fripon curls over the eyes, in this de Largillière portrait.

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