Marquise de Pompadour


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Noun1.Marquise de Pompadour - French noblewoman who was the lover of Louis XV, whose policies she influenced (1721-1764)Marquise de Pompadour - French noblewoman who was the lover of Louis XV, whose policies she influenced (1721-1764)
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She had the allure of renowned French siren Marquise de Pompadour and the magnetism of a GQ magazine cover girl.
As for the reputedly damaging influence of the Marquise de Pompadour, Louis XV's mistress, the author is ambivalent.
The childlike etchings of the 17-year-old Princess Sophie of Saxe-Coburg-Saaifeld and those of her niece, Queen Victoria, contrast with the controlled rococo frontispieces of the Marquise de Pompadour, and the little-known, non-aristocratic Adelaide Allou, who made etchings after the landscapes of Hubert Robert and Fragonard for the open market.
Louis XIV was a weak, uninspired monarch; the Marquise de Pompadour, his mistress, became his alter ego and the de facto prime minister.