Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755–1842) was a French painter working in a blend of Rococo and Neoclassical styles. Though she painted around 200 landscapes in her life, she is best known for her portraiture, for which she gained critical success and commissions from Marie Antoinette. Due to her association with the fallen queen, Vigée Le Brun was forced to leave France with her daughter, returning after a little over two years. In the interim, she travelled to Russia and Austria, where she painted for other royal families and notable figures. She was a prolific painter, completing well over 800 works in her lifetime, and her paintings can be found in collections all over the world.