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Portrait of Henriette Anne of France (1727-1752), as a Vestal Virgin | Jean-Marc Nattier (1749)

Madame Henriette de France as a Vestal Virgin Jean-Marc Nattier (French, Oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of the Arts. The choice of Henriette as a Vestal Virgin may have been.

Miniature portrait of Louis XVI, likely done for the occasion of his marriage to Marie Antoinette.

Miniature portrait of Louis XVI, likely done for the occasion of his marriage to Marie Antoinette. I always read that he was known to be ugly. He doesn't look ugly here.

Johan Starbus, Portrait of Marie Leszczyńska, 1712, Oil on canvas, 146 x 117 cm (National museum)

Johan Starbus, Portrait of Marie Leszczyńska, Oil on canvas, 146 x 117 cm (Nationalmuseum)

On September 5th, in 1725, a 15 year old Louis XV married 21 year old Marie Leszczyńska. He had originally been engaged to his cousin, Maria Anna Victoria of Spain, who had been living at Versailles for four years. However, there were concerns over Louis’ health and they wanted him to produce an heir as soon as possible, so the then 7 year old Infanta was sent back home. Louis XV and Marie Leszczyńska would go on to have 11 children together in a span of just 10She who pwns people with…

Marriage of Louis XV and Marie Leszczyńska at Fontainebleau on 5 Sept Oil on canvas, 51 x 36 cm (Fontainebleau)

Marie Adelaide of Savoy, Dauphine of France and the mother of Louis XV.

At Fontainebleau, Marie Adélaïde caught a fever which escalated in measles.Having been bled and given emetics, she died in Versailles at the age of (via daughterofchaos)