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Countess de Bossancourt - 1830 oil on panel, 73 x 59.5 in Josèphine, Comtesse de Baussencourt née de Sassenay. She was born in 1811. Signed and dated L.E VIGEE LEBRUN 1830 Musée des Beaux-Arts, Troyes

Countess Kaganeck as Flora, Vienna, 1792. She married Count Eugene Wrbna but they lived in the Metternich residence where the Countess assumed the role of hostess to foreign dignitaries during the Congress of Vienna. She was very beautiful and very popular in Vienna./ Se casó con el conde Eugene Wrbna y vivieron en la residencia Metternich, en donde ella hacía de anfitriona de los dignatarios extrangeros durante el Congreso de Vienna. Era muy bella y popular en Vienna.

From Paris with Love. Emile Vernon (French, 1890–1920). “… for anywhere is better than Paris. Paris the cold, Paris the drizzly, Paris the rainy, Paris the Damnable. More than a hundred years ago somebody asked Quin, “Did you ever see such a winter in all your life before?” “Yes,” said he, “Last summer.” I judge he spent his summer in Paris.” — Mark Twain, in a letter

Giuseppe Molteni (Affore 1800 – Milan 1867), Portrait of a Woman. Oil on canvas, 63 x 50 cm. Photo courtesy A. Pallesi Art Gallery

Madame d'Aguesseau de Fresnes (detail), 1789, by Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (French, 1755–1842).