The Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun (Illustrated) by Louise-Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun

The Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun (Illustrated)

byLouise-Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun

Kobo ebook | October 11, 2015

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I will begin by speaking of my childhood, which is the symbol, so to say, of my whole life, since my love for painting declared itself in my earliest youth. I was sent to a boarding-school at the age of six, and remained there until I was eleven. During that time I scrawled on everything at all seasons; my copy-books, and even my schoolmates', I decorated with marginal drawings of heads, some full-face, others in profile; on the walls of the dormitory I drew faces and landscapes with coloured chalks. So it may easily be imagined how often I was condemned to bread and water. I made use of my leisure moments outdoors in tracing any figures on the ground that happened to come into my head. At seven or eight, I remember, I made a picture by lamplight of a man with a beard, which I have kept until this very day. When my father saw it he went into transports of joy, exclaiming, "You will be a painter, child, if ever there was one!"

Title:The Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun (Illustrated)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 11, 2015Publisher:KbookLanguage:English

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