Madame de Boissandré, femme de l'écuyer commandant l'écurie de Monsieur le duc d'Orléans by Louis Carrogis (Musée Condé - Chantilly France)

Photo - René-Gabriel Ojéda; size increased by half by gogm.

Young rosy-cheeked Madame Boissandré sits with her canine companion wearing a panniers-based dress and a close coiffure dating this to the late 1750s or so. Her rosy cheeks are caused by red lead (Pb3O4). White lead ((PbCO3)2·Pb(OH)2) was used to achieve the pale complexion although the toxicity and lethal potential of lead were already known.

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