Lot 241: King Louis XV: Madame du Barry

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-06-29 15:05:33

Lot 241: Infamous French courtesan (1743–1793) who was the last mistress of Louis XV. Accused of aiding emigres from the Revolution, she was imprisoned, tried, and executed during the Reign of Terror. Untranslated LS in French, signed "Le Comtesse du Barry," one page, 6.25 x 8, February 2, 1783. In very good condition, with an overall block of toning and scattered soiling. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453 Sunday, 17th May 2015 Estimate: $800-1000
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