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Portrait of Catherine Coustard (1673-1728), Marquise of Castelnau, Wife of Charles-Léonor Aubry (1667-1735) with her Son Léonor (1695-1770): Gallery Label - Current

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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2012-02-22

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Catherine Coustard came from a family of well-to-do cloth merchants in Paris and married into the Aubrys, wealthy, middle-class civil servants and statesmen from Tours. At the time of this portrait, her father-in-law had just been ennobled after serving twenty years as secretary to the king, thus precipitating the great step upward in family prestige that this picture commemorates.
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Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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Added to Site: March 17, 2009