Merry Christmas!

The past week has left me little time for posting, between extra work to be completed at the office before year end, research on my third novel and, last but not least, the school break. Now I will be heading for Tours and Bordeaux for a family reunion to celebrate the holiday season.

So I will have to be content to refer you to last year’s Il est né le Divin Enfant, George Sand’s memories of the Père Noël and the true Saint Nicholas.

After the intimist Nativité by Boucher, I would like to share this beautiful work by Charles Le Brun, one of Louis XIV’s favorite artists and the foremost painter of the Sun King’s Versailles, as a way to offer my heartfelt thanks for visiting here, and my best holiday wishes.

Merry Christmas!

Nativity Charles Le Brun

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12 Comments to “Merry Christmas!”

  1. Catherine Delors says:

    Same to you, Matterhorn, and best wishes for the new year!

  2. Matterhorn says:

    May God bless you and your family during this holy season!

  3. Catherine Delors says:

    Catherine, Penny, Elisa, many thanks for your kind wishes!

  4. Elisa says:

    Joyeux Noel!

  5. Penny says:

    one more thing, I may be in Paris later this summer, who knows, maybe we can meet there or here one day in 2010. Where I will probably embarass myself with gushing.LOL. And hope 2010 is a good year for all!

  6. Penny says:

    Happy Holidays to you too! As usual a lovely painting. Hmm, will you be bringing us more art from your visit to Tours? I always enjoy the artwork on this blog, but then I have told you that.
    one of my health care professionals told me to learn French now. I said I was afraid I would insult the fluent French speakers and natives such as yourself because of my Brooklyn accent.

    All the best of everything to you and yours!

  7. Dear Catherine,
    Wishing you a very happy holiday season.


  8. Catherine Delors says:

    Thanks, CW, happy holidays to you as well! I hope that, if nothing else, Catherine de M. will bring you to Paris in 2010.

  9. C.W. Gortner says:

    Bonnes fêtes, cher Catherine! I hope I get another chance to see you in 2010, either here or in Paris.
    xxo Christopher

  10. Catherine Delors says:

    Thank you, Elena and Kenza! May this beautiful season bring you, indeed all of us, happiness and peace.

  11. Kenza says:

    Joyeux Noël! Merry Christmas!
    Amicalement, Kenza

  12. Joyeux Noël, ma chère Catherine!

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