Posts tagged 18th century
Posts tagged 18th century
Marie-Louise-Eléonore de Faudoas (1776-1794) by an unknown artist. Eléonore, her father and her aunt Catherine were arrested on June 15th, 1794 and later convicted of conspiracy and counter-revolutionary correspondence. All three were all guillotined on July 14th, 1794.
[image credit: (C) RMN-Grand Palais / Thierry Le Mage]
Costumes for the Ballets Du Roy ‘Zélindor, Roi des Sylphes,’ 1773.
Maria Theresa to Marie Antoinette, 3 April 1774
[translation: Olivier Bernier, Secrets of Marie Antoinette]
An 18th or 19th century portrait by an unknown artist.
A collection of items related to Louis XVI and his family, with a focus on their captivity in the Temple, will be auctioned off in November by Coutau-Bégarie.
The collection was once owned by Viscount Alcide de Beauchesne, who was in the service of Louis XVIII and wrote a book about the life and death of Louis XVII.
Although the cataog for the auction is not yet available, it will include several writing exercises done by Louis Charles and corrected by his father while in the Temple; Madame Royale’s handwritten account of her journey from Paris to Basel; poetry written by Madame Royale in the Temple for Madame Chantereine; as well as numerous other personal effects and letters.
A portrait of Princess Youssoupoff by Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun. 1797.
[credit: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum]
Costumes for the Ballets Du Roy 'Les Festes de l'Hymen et de l'Amour,' 1769.
A few people asked for the list of films set in 18th century France I plan to watch… right now I’m focusing on films which are in English or have English subtitles and are available on DVD or streaming. (Hence no L’Autrichienne or Madame du Barry with Dolores Del Rio.)
* denotes a film I’ve already watched in full
Madame du Barry (1919)*
Orphans of the Storm (1921)
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)*
A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
La Marseillaise (1938)
Marie Antoinette (1938)*
The Black Book (1949)
Dangerous Exile (1958)
Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)
The Wild Child (1970)
Lady Oscar (1979)
The Rose of Versailles (1979) (TV Series)
La nuit de Varennes (1982)
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982)
Dangerous Liasons (1988)*
La Revolution Francaise* (1989)*
Jefferson in Paris (1995)
Let Them Eat Cake (1999) (TV series)
Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)
The Lady and the Duke (2001)*
The Affair of the Necklace (2001)*
Marie Antoinette (2006)*
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Versailles Film Trio (Louis XIV, Louis XV, Louis XVI) (2008-2011)
Farewell, My Queen (2012)*
If anyone has any additions (in English or with English subtitles) please do share!