CAPET Marie-Gabrielle (b. 1761, Lyon, d. 1818, Paris) Nationality : French
French painter, the daughter of a servant. In 1781, she went to Paris to learn painting under the direction of Adelaide Labille-Guiard. In 1781, her first drawings and pastels were exhibited at the Salon de la Jeunesse. In 1783, her mastery of oil paint allowed her to submit her first self-painted oil painting. From 1785, Marie-Gabrielle's major works were exhibited at the Salon of Youth. From 1791, she exhibited her first miniature at the Salon. When her teacher, Adelaide fell ill, Marie-Gabrielle took care of her.