Titillating Tidbits About 18th Century France
Photograph by Francis Hammond Jewelry Cabinet This jewelry armoire was designed for Marie Antoinette by the cabinet maker Jean-F...
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Bust done from Marie Antoinette's death mask I'm wary about the legitimacy of the death masks, but I do like this bust (from the DC Tussaud) better than the full figure at the one in London... except...
The French Revolution in 1789, six historical sites in Paris (Part 2)
Part 2 of this article about historical sites of the French Revolution in 1789 covers the remaining sites to complete this fascinating tour!
Maria Antonia by Martin van Meytens (Hofburg, Innsbruck Austria) | Grand Ladies
Marie-Antoinette wears a grotesque mantuas like the ones in which her sisters posed for their van Meytens portraits on the Habsburg wall of fame.
Marie Antoinette - children | She was seldom seen by the public as a loving mother and dutiful wife.
Marie Antoinette bore four children. At court, she surrounded herself with a dissolute clique, led by Yolande de Polignac and Marie Thérèse de Lamballe, and threw herself into a life of pleasure and extravagance. Her reputation led to rumors concerning her relations with officers of the guard and with Axel von Fersen. Her famous solution to the bread famine, “Let them eat cake” is unjustly attributed to the queen, but it is certain that she lacked understanding of economic problems. She was…
(#275) France, vers 1785, attribué à Simon-Louis Boizot (1743-1809) Louis XVI
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Portraits de Marie-Antoinette dans les prisons du Temple et de la Conciergerie
Voici un portrait , une silhouette plus exactement, de Marie-Antoinette dans Sa cellule de la Conciergerie, par Charles Verlat (1888...l'année des meurtres de J
Louis XVII Dauphin – seated | As with his older brother, who died in 1789, Louis was not a vigorous child. Life in prison was too much for him.
Louis XVII (1785-1795) was the second son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, and is known as the “lost dauphin” because rumors of his survival were rampant following the Revolution. Some rumors even placed him in the French colony of Louisiana, a territory soon to be sold to the United States. He almost certainly died in prison. A few weeks before her execution, Marie Antoinette was separated from her children. They never saw their mother again. Her son was taught to sing disgusting songs…
The Early Years of Marie-Antoinette, Doomed Queen Consort of France
A biography of Queen Marie-Antoinette, an Austrian noble and French Queen Consort, who was despised and executed during the French Revolution.
Grand habit de cour, French court gown, 18th century fashion plate | Grand Ladies
The diminutive engageantes are in keeping with 1780s fashion. The over-skirt has border flounces secured with adjustable gold ropes. Beneath is an under-skirt with swags of fur and beneath that is a pink petticoat.