18th century Britain was also enamored with the art of decoupage and every woman had a pair of fine scissors in her possession. The ultimate wiz with scissors was Mary Delany (nee Granville), (14 May 1700 – 15 April 1788) ,the English aristocrat, who only began to imitate flowers in paper collages after the death of her second husband at age 72! Mary had been married at the age of 17 against her will to a husband who was nearly 60 and early in life she occupied her time with crafts.
Madame de Pompadour
George Bryan “Beau” Brummell (7 June 1778 – 30 March 1840)
Illuminated Manuscripts, Medieval Times