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(Paris 1769 – 1846 Paris)
Adèle de Romanée, equally well known as Madame Romany, was born Marie-Jeanne Mercier, the illegitimate offspring of the Marquis de Romance, a former Captain of the Guards, and Jeanne-Marie Bernardine Mercier. She married the miniaturist François-Antoine Romany, was a student of Baron Regnault, and made her reputation as a portraitist at the beginning of the nineteenth century specializing in men and women of the theatre, including such luminaries as the dancer Marie-Auguste Vestris, the actress Jeanne-Emilie Leverd and the actor Abraham-Joseph Bernard. She appeared at the Paris Salon as ´de Romany´ from 1793 to 1808, and from 1809 to 1833 under ´Romanee´. In particular, the critics praised her Portrait of Mademoiselle A.P. exhibited at the Salon of 1806.

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