Searching for the Elusive Madame de Pompadour

@article{Gordon2003SearchingFT,
  title={Searching for the Elusive Madame de Pompadour},
  author={Alden R. Gordon},
  journal={Eighteenth-Century Studies},
  year={2003},
  volume={37},
  pages={111 - 91}
}
  • A. R. Gordon
  • Published 7 October 2003
  • Art
  • Eighteenth-Century Studies
The year 2002 became an unofficial Année Pompadour featuring a major international exhibition at the Château de Versailles and traveling on to Munich and ultimately to London in a reduced and entirely recast form. Over the past five years the literature on Madame de Pompadour has grown dramatically with several new biographies and scholarly studies. Ultimately, however, the exhibitions have contributed enormously to specialist knowledge but have been a missed opportunity to present a coherent… 
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