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The picture of the day (POTD) is a section on the English Wikipedia's Main Page that is automatically updated every day with one or more featured pictures, accompanied by a blurb. Although it is generally scheduled and edited by a small group of regular editors, anyone can contribute. If you have concerns about today's or tomorrow's POTDs, please place a message at Wikipedia:Main Page/Errors. If you have concerns about other upcoming POTDs, consider either fixing it yourself or placing a message at Wikipedia talk:Picture of the day.

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Françoise-Marguerite de Sévigné

Françoise-Marguerite de Sévigné, comtesse de Grignan (1646–1705), was a French aristocrat. She is remembered for the letters that her mother, Madame de Sévigné, wrote to her over the course of thirty years. Françoise-Marguerite was a renowned beauty with a sharp wit, but was considered unbearably vain by Roger de Rabutin, comte de Bussy, another of her mother's correspondents. This oil-on-canvas portrait of the comtesse de Grignan was painted by Alexander Roslin in 1753, and is anachronistic in depicting her in mid-18th-century clothing.

Painting credit: Alexander Roslin

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