Lot #184
Countess Marie du Barry Autograph Document Signed

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Estimate: $500+

Description

Infamous French courtesan (1743-1793) who was the last mistress of Louis XV. Accused of aiding emigres from the Revolution, she was imprisoned, tried, and executed during the Reign of Terror. Third-person ADS in French, signed “M. de la Contesse du Barry,” one page, 7 x 4.5, July 9, 1788. Untranslated receipt penned in the hand of du Barry, incorporating her name within the text. In fine condition, with a small rusty paperclip impression to the left edge, and a small piece of old tape on the right edge.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #616 - Ended September 15, 2021





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