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Catherine-Charlotte de Gramont (1638-1678),Princesse de Monaco et dame de Valentinois,ainsi que Maitresse du roi de France Louis XIV.XVIIe siècle,63×52 cm,château de Versailles.Louis XIV,qui commençait à se désintéresser de sa favorite en titre,Louise de la Vallière,entreprend alors une relation de quelques mois avec Catherine en 1665.En vérité,Henriette d'Angleterre espérait que le roi se détournerait de Louise pour qu’il lui revienne,et met en évidence la princesse de Monaco dans ce but.

Catherine-Charlotte de Gramont (1638-1678),Princesse de Monaco et dame de Valentinois,ainsi que Maitresse du roi de France Louis XIV.XVIIe siècle,63×52 cm,château de Versailles.Louis XIV,qui commençait à se désintéresser de sa favorite en titre,Louise de la Vallière,entreprend alors une relation de quelques mois avec Catherine en 1665.En vérité,Henriette d'Angleterre espérait que le roi se détournerait de Louise pour qu’il lui revienne,et met en évidence la princesse de Monaco dans ce but.

Likely later 17th century since it is from the (long) reign of Louis XIV of France, but still lovely. The website is in French which I do not read so there may be a few more bits of information about this particular piece if you do.

Likely later 17th century since it is from the (long) reign of Louis XIV of France, but still lovely. The website is in French which I do not read so there may be a few more bits of information about this particular piece if you do.

17th Century France

17th Century France

Louis XIV, King of France, in 1661 Charles Le Brun Portrait of Louis XIV 1661 oil on canvas

7TH CENTURY  Le Brun,Charles  Vaux-le-Vicomte, "chambre du roi", the bedroom reserved for visits by king Louis XIV. One such visit led to the dismissal and arrest of Nicolas Fouquet, minister of finance. The King built Versailles with Fouquet's architect and painter. See 14-01-04/1-20  Chateau, Vaux-le-Vicomte, France

7TH CENTURY Le Brun,Charles Vaux-le-Vicomte, "chambre du roi", the bedroom reserved for visits by king Louis XIV. One such visit led to the dismissal and arrest of Nicolas Fouquet, minister of finance. The King built Versailles with Fouquet's architect and painter. See 14-01-04/1-20 Chateau, Vaux-le-Vicomte, France

French 17th century architecture and décor, Chateau Vaux Le Vicomte. It is a baroque French château located in Maincy, near Melun, 55 km southeast of Paris in the Seine-et-Marne département of France. It was built from 1658 to 1661 for Nicolas Fouquet, Marquis de Belle Île, Viscount of Melun and Vaux, the superintendent of finances of Louis XIV.

French 17th century architecture and décor, Chateau Vaux Le Vicomte. It is a baroque French château located in Maincy, near Melun, 55 km southeast of Paris in the Seine-et-Marne département of France. It was built from 1658 to 1661 for Nicolas Fouquet, Marquis de Belle Île, Viscount of Melun and Vaux, the superintendent of finances of Louis XIV.

The Shadow Queen: Set in 17th century France, Sandra Gulland's historical novel The Shadow Queen tells the true story of a woman who rose from poverty to become the mistress of Louis XIV.

The Shadow Queen

The Shadow Queen: Set in 17th century France, Sandra Gulland's historical novel The Shadow Queen tells the true story of a woman who rose from poverty to become the mistress of Louis XIV.

Late 17thC early 18thC shoes of Louis XIV - not surprising they are over-ornamented!

SHOES THROUGH THE CENTURIES

Late 17thC early 18thC shoes of Louis XIV - not surprising they are over-ornamented!

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