Mesdames, daughters of Louis XV

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Madame Elisabeth of France, daughter of Louis XV

Once in a while I find lesser known pictures of these fascinating ladies, daughters of Louis XV and Queen Marie Leszczynska. I have also updated the posts. Check out the new images, in particular the beautiful portrait of Madame Louise, in her Carmelite’s scapulaire.

Madame Elisabeth, the ambitious Duchess of Parma (left, by Nattier)

Madame Henriette

Madame Marie-Louise

Madame Adélaïde

Madame Victoire

Madame Sophie

Madame Thérèse

Madame Louise (Venerable Mother Thérèse de Saint-Augustin)


5 Comments to “Mesdames, daughters of Louis XV”

  1. ellen moody says:

    This is a rich post, rich in information and insight. I have a hunch the mass audience today would be put off by these “chubby” women, but think it important that people see some image of what super-rich women in the era aspired to look like. Ellen

  2. Thanks, Ellen! Personally I find these ladies very attractive, each in her own style, but then I have 18th century tastes. I never had a sister, and find the family and court dynamics at Versailles during the reign of Louis XV fascinating.

  3. orlando seo says:

    This is three times now that i’ve landed on your website in the last three days while searching Yahoo for absolutely unrelated stuff. Kinda funny. Keep up the good articles!

  4. Don Larson says:

    Hi There, I wonder if you can help me find a qoute. Supposedly, one of Mesdames replied to a question about her becoming a nun by saying something to the effect of “I could never leave my bergere behind”. I would love to attribute the quote to the correct princess and also find the exact qoute. Any chance you might know? Many thanks for your kindness…

  5. Don Larson says:

    Hi There, I wonder if you can help me find a qoute. Supposedly, one of Mesdames replied to a question about her becoming a nun by saying something to the effect of “I could never leave my bergere behind”. I would love to attribute the quote to the correct princess and also find the exact qoute. Any chance you might know? Many thanks for your kindness… oops resubmitted because I miss spelled my email address