Her name was Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson born December 29, 1721… better known as the Marquise of Pompadour.
Louis XV’s mistress but also loyal friend and great counselor devoted her all life to the arts including painting, sculpture and the arts of the table. Marquise of Pompadour lived in the Chateau of Meudon, located nearby Sevres, distance to Versailles and Paris, Le Louvre.
We owe to Marquise of Pompadour the ceramic manufacture of Sevres that we strongly recommend you to visit.
Its unique collections but also the workshops are amazing! http://www.sevresciteceramique.fr/site.php