Verdun is located in northeastern France. The town name derives from Latin for "strong fort." It has been the scene of nemerous battles down the years, most notably the infamous World War I battle.
Anne Catherine wears almost the same dress and straw hat as Madame Élisabeth for her Vigée Lebrun portrait.
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