du Bar·ry (d bărē, dy-, dü bä-rē), Comtesse. Title of Marie Jeanne Bécu. 1743-1793.
French courtier and influential mistress of Louis XV. She was guillotined after being found guilty of crimes against the state by a Revolutionary tribunal.
(click for a larger image)Comtesse du Barry
1820 portrait by Eugénie Tripier-Lefranc (1803?-1872)
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