Portrait of a French Woman, probably Catherine Fournier, mother of Alphonsine de Libeert
In this "Portrait of a French Woman," painted by Jean-Joseph Vaudechamp in 1828, the subject was probably Catherine Fournier. The label en verso reads "Je donne ce portrait à Alphonsine Libeert, femme Billoré, et la prie de le conservé. Donné le 1ere janvier 1850. Le portrait fait en 1828 par Vaudechamp"; the English translation is, "I give this portrait to Alphonsine Libeert, wife of Billoré, and I pray that she keeps it safe. Given the first of January 1850. The portrait was made in 1828 by Vaudechamp." Vaudechamp is credited with introducing a full-fledged neoclassical style of painting to Louisiana.
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