A must for any francophile. See Wikipedia for more information on Madame de Pompadour , excerpt below. Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour, also known as Madame de Pompadour 29 December 1721 15 April 1764, French pronunciation: p. Du, was a member of the French court and was the official chief mistress of Louis XV from 1745 to her death.
She was trained from childhood to be a mistress, and learned her trade well. She took charge of the kings schedule and was a valued aide and advisor, despite her frail health and many political enemies. She secured titles of nobility for herself and her relatives, and built a network of clients and supporters.
She was particularly careful not to alienate the Queen, Marie Leszczyska. She was a major patron of architecture and decorative arts such as porcelain. She was a patron of the philosophes of the Enlightenment, including Voltaire. Hostile critics at the time generally tarred her as a malevolent political influence, but historians are more favourable, emphasizing her successes as a patron of the arts and a champion of French pride. The Nimble Needle is a brick and mortar needlework shop.All merchandise is brand new from current inventory and not from a private stash. When purchasing multiple items, add all items to your cart first.
The item "Handpainted Needlepoint canvas Labors of Love Madame Pompadour limited edition" is in sale since Saturday, March 14, 2015. This item is in the category "Crafts\Needlecrafts & Yarn\Embroidery & Cross Stitch\Hand Embroidery Cloth & Canvas\Plastic Canvas". The seller is "nimbleneedle1" and is located in Haddonfield, New Jersey.
This item can be shipped worldwide.