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Alexander Kucharsky

1741-1819 Poland/Rococo

 

Brief Biography-Alexander Kucharsky (Alexandre Kucharski) was born in Warsaw in 1741. King Stanisław II Augustus arranged for him to study in Paris under Joseph-Marie Vien and Carle van Loo as a history painter. Instead, he became a portraitist and painted primarily for French and Polish nobility. He took over from Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-Le Brun as painter to Queen Marie-Antoinette. Kucharsky settled comfortably outside Paris for the remainder of his life.

 

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Madame Barbier
Walbonne

Madame Barbier-Walbonne

Maria Theresa
of Savoy

Maria Theresa of Savoy-Countess of Artois

Louis
Charles-

Louis Charles-Dauphin of France

Marie Josephine
Louise of Savoy

Marie Josephine Louise of Savoy-Countess of Provence

Marie-
Antoinette

Marie-Antoinette

Portrait
of a Woman

Portrait of a Woman