Mauduit, Louise (1784–1862)

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Mauduit, Louise (1784–1862)

French artist. Name variations: Madame Hersent. Born Louise Marie Jeanne Mauduit, 1784, in France; died 1862; m. Louis Hersent (French painter, 1777–1860).

A pupil of Meynier, graduated from portraits to history and genre paintings, one of which, Louis XIV visits Peter the Great, was purchased for the Royal Collection in Versailles; ran a studio to teach other women artists; did painting Portrait of Pauline Bonaparte (1806); exhibited in the Salons (1810–24).

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