Vigee-Lebrun, Elisabeth Louise (1755-1842); French. Medium: oil on canvas. Date: 1787. Empty cradle alludes to the recent death of Sophie-Beatrix who died while the painting was being executed; daughter, Madame Royale and two sons, Louis-Joseph (b. 1781) and the future Louis XVII (b.1785); Provenance: Ch�teau de Versailles, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.