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… [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

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Royal Treasures from the Louvre: Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette At the Legion of Honor (November 17, 2012 through March 17, 2013)

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.

Royal Treasures from the Louvre: Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette At the Legion of Honor (November 17, 2012 through March 17, 2013)

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.

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