Posts tagged louis xiv
Posts tagged louis xiv
The infant Louis XIV and his wet-nurse, Marie de Longuet de la Giraudière, by Charles Beaubrun. 17th century.
A needlework portrait of Louis XIV of France by Hyacinthe-Francois Riguad. Late 19th century.
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The daughters of Louis XIV and the marquise de Montespan:
Louise Marie Anne de Bourbon, Mademoiselle de Tours (12 November 1674 - 15 September 1681)
Louise Françoise de Bourbon, Mademoiselle de Nantes (1 June 1673 - 16 June 1743)
Françoise Marie de Bourbon, Mademoiselle de Blois (9 February 1677 - 1 February 1749)
A portrait of Françoise Marie de Bourbon, the legitimized daughter of Louis XIV and his mistress the marquise de Montespan, by Alexandre François Caminade.
This portrait was created in 1834, during the reign of her great-great grandson, Louis Philippe I.
A new Virtual Exhibition, powered by Google:
Louis XIV - The Construction of a Political Image
Under Louis XIV, art was officially organised to serve the Prince’s glory and became an instrument of power. A philosophy of sovereignty was developed using arguments taken from ancient history and an idea of government inspired by Machiavelli.
A portrait of Louise-Françoise de Bourbon, the daughter of Louis XIV and Madame de Montespan, as Cleopatra by François de Troy (1645-1730).
image: (C) RMN-Grand Palais (Château de Versailles) / Daniel Arnaudet / Gérard Blot
… [Marie Antoinette’s essays as a child reveal what the Abbe de Vermond] had suspected, that she was not without natural judgement.
At the end of an essay on Louis XIV in which she described an operation performed on the King without his son’s knowledge, she writes: “In my opinion I find that the Dauphin must have suffered cruelly in finding himself so disdained, and I think I would do all in my power to gain the friendship and esteem of everybody so that no one would ever want to hide such accidents from me.”
Her teacher’s comment was: “Her essays show some penetration and a good deal of sense.”
—Marie Antoinette by Dorothy Moulton Mayer
Royal Treasures from the Louvre: Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette, an unparalleled collection of decorative arts from the Musée du Louvre, Paris. Many of the objects in the exhibition have never been shown in the United States and indeed, several have never left France, including some of the most exquisite treasures of the French monarchy from the time of Louis XIV until the Revolution of 1789. Royal Treasures from the Louvre: Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette is a dazzling illustration of the story of French royal patronage, displayed for the first time in the United States in this exclusive presentation.