Mme Chalgrin  (1789) by Vigée Le Brun

Marguerite-Emilie-Vernet, baptised 1760, the daughter of Joseph Vernet and Cecilia Virginia Parker. In 1776 she married Jean-Francois Chalgrin, Intendant des Batiments de Monsieur, le comte de Provence. Their daughter, Louise-Josephe Chalgrin, was born in 1777, and in 1794 married Claude Maurin Saugrain of the familiy of Parisian engravers. She was a close friend of Rosalie Bocquet Filleul and Vigée Le Brun. She was arrested at Mme Filleul’s home; both were guillotined in July 1794.

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