Posts Tagged ‘Madame Henriette’

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Mesdames, daughters 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 […]



Madame Elisabeth as Earth

Mesdames Elisabeth, Henriette, Adélaïde and Victoire as the four elements

Now that we have become more familiar with the elder daughters of Louis XV and Marie Leszczynska, we can better appreciate this beautiful series by Nattier. It is typical of the artist’s allegorical portraits. First we have Madame Elisabeth, Duchess de Parma as Earth. A woman of power. Then her twin, Madame Henriette, as Fire. […]



Madame Henriette Gobert

Madame Henriette, daughter of Louis XV

Anne-Henriette de France, thanks to her beautiful portrait by Nattier with a viole de gambe (cello), sparked the idea of this series on the daughters of Louis XV and Marie Leszczynska. She was born on August 14, 1727, minutes after Madame Elisabeth. The sisters, as is obvious from their respective portraits, were fraternal twins. They […]



Your input, please: music, or no music?

Sometimes I love music on websites, sometimes I find it distracting and hasten to turn it off. So I have long hesitated before putting this blog, or my website, to music. I would choose something from the 17th or 18th centuries (no, not the soundtrack to Sofia Coppola’s Marie-Antoinette.) So what is your take on […]