Enrolled at an early age in art school in Paris. Appointed concierge of the Château de la Muette (1777), where she seems to have been in charge of organizing various extravagant and lively parties.
One of the official portraitists of the royal family. Painted Franklin’s portrait (c. 1778), which was made into an engraving by Louis- Jacques Cathelin, and sold in the shop of her father, Blaise Boquet, a fan painter and merchant of curiosities.
Married in September, 1777 to Louis Filleul, a widower with three children and a minor member of the King’s household. Gave birth to a son, Louis-Auguste, on June 14, 1780.