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The Frick to Host Madame Du Barry Lecture This Month

The Frick Collection will host a free upcoming lecture, "Madame Du Barry's Enduring Legacy," presented by Benedetta Craveri, Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa, Naples, on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 6 to 7 p.m.

After Louis XV's death, in 1774, his last mistress, Madame Du Barry, retired to her château in Louveciennes and morphed from a scandalous maîtresse en titre into an unobjectionable society lady. With her companion the Duke of Brissac, she shared liberal ideas, philanthropic causes, a love of nature and the arts, and an atrocious end on the scaffold.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Lectures will be webcast live, and can be viewed here:

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