Around Madame de Pompadour's role as friend of the King became her solitary role, as she ceased her sexual relationship with the King. Despite misconceptions perpetuated by her contemporaries and much of historical discourse, Pompadour did not supplant her role as mistress by employing replacement lovers for the king. She was a patroness of the philosophes of the Enlightenment , including Voltaire. Melissa Hyde has suggested that some of the artworks made under Pompadour's purview by other hands, notably the portrait by Boucher of Mme de Pompadour at Her Toilette , can be fruitfully viewed as collaborations with Pompadour. The marquise had many enemies among the royal courtiers who felt it a disgrace that the king would thus compromise himself with a commoner.
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Madame de Pompadour
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. Within these circles she learned the fine art of conversation and developed the sharp wit for which she would later become known at Versailles.