“She came from humble beginnings, with both parents being servants. Little is known of her childhood, but it seems clear that she demonstrated considerable artistic ability from a very young age…”
I am amazed by her talent. At some point she moved to Paris.
Capet “attracted the attention of one of the great ladies of French painting, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, who accepted her as a student in her studio. Marie-Gabrielle soon took precedence over Adélaïde’s numerous other female protégés. There were nine of these in total, collectively referred to as Les Demoiselles, and they included the talented Marie-Victoire d’Avril and Marie-Marguerite Carreaux de Rosemond.”
A highlight for me was a painting by Adélaïde — a self-portrait — in which she included two of her students, one being Marie-Gabrielle Capet.
I encourage everyone to look through the Journal of Art in Society for some great inspiration.
Thank you, Ghaddra, for sharing! Or should I say: ¡Gracias!
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