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date: 17 January 2020

Murphy, Marie-Louiselocked

  • Michael Rapport


Murphy, Marie-Louise (1737–1814), royal mistress and artist's model, was born in Rouen, France, on 21 October 1737. Of Irish descent, she was the fifth daughter of Daniel Murphy de Boisfailly (d. 1753), a shoemaker who had served in the French army, and his wife, ...

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