Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun


Read by James K. White

(4.7 stars; 13 reviews)

This memoirs chronicles Madame Vigée Lebrun's childhood and the early discovery of her talent, the fortuitous break that introduced her to the world of "portraiture of the stars," her expeditious flight from France at the height of the French Revolution, her continued success as a portraitist for the various royal houses of Europe, and her ultimate return to France. In this memoirs, Lebrun illustrates how she overcame the prejudices of the art world that prescribed how women painters could practice their art form, as well as the subject matter they could paint. (James K. White) (7 hr 22 min)

Chapters

Prefatory Note & Chp. I: Youth 27:05 Read by James K. White
Chp. II: Up the Ladder of Fame 33:56 Read by James K. White
Chp. III: Work and Pleasure 32:18 Read by James K. White
Chp. IV: Exile 33:14 Read by James K. White
Chp. V: Neopolitan Days 21:56 Read by James K. White
Chp. VI: Turin and Viena 17:32 Read by James K. White
Chp. VII: Saint Petersburg 27:32 Read by James K. White
Chp. VIII: Life in Russia 28:24 Read by James K. White
Chp. IX: Catherine II. 20:43 Read by James K. White
Chp. X: The Emperor Paul 24:40 Read by James K. White
Chp. XI: Family Affairs 23:04 Read by James K. White
Chp. XII: Moscow 25:33 Read by James K. White
Chp. XIII: Good-by to Russia 20:10 Read by James K. White
Chp. XIV: Homeward Bound 18:42 Read by James K. White
Chp. XV: Old Friends and New 18:46 Read by James K. White
Chp. XVI: Unmerry England 20:41 Read by James K. White
Chp. XVII: Persons and Places in Britain 16:33 Read by James K. White
Chp. XVIII: Bonapartes and Bourbons 31:12 Read by James K. White

Reviews

A storied life of a woman who painted royalty as she traveled.


(5 stars)

I enjoyed the book much more than I thought I would. I was aware of the artist did not realize how far and wide she traveled in order to fulfill her dreams. The reader was excellent..