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Margaret of France (French: Marguerite de France or Marguerite de Valois, 1553 – 1615) was Queen of France and of Navarre during the late sixteenth century. A royal princess of France by birth, she was the last of the House of Valois.,Daughter of King Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici sister of Kings Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III and of Queen Elizabeth of Spain. Queen of 2 countries, for she had married King Henry III of Navarre who became King Henry IV of France.
Evening dress, La Reunion, French, 1827.
Ballgown, 1780-85 France, Musée des Tissus de Lyon This dress, also called “robe parée”, is a ball dress. The skirt is worn over a pannier which, early 1780, was less ample than the one used under the dress “à la française”. The decoration consists of appliqué painted flowers, gauze flounces and extremely refined embroideries. It exemplifies the dresses Rose Bertin, Marie-Antoinette’s dressmaker, used to create for the queen.
Bust of Marie de France, ca. 1381 Jean de Liège (Franco-Netherlandish, ca. 1330–1381) Île-de-France, Saint-Denis, Abbey Church of Saint-Denis, Chapel of Notre-Dame-la-Blanche Marble, lead insets, traces of polychromy Overall (without base): 12 1/4 x 12 3/4 x 6 3/16 in. (31.1 x 32.4 x 15.7 cm); overall (with base): 14 1/16 x 14 5/8 x 6 5/8 in. (35.7 x 37.1 x 16.8 cm); base: 2 1/8 x 14 5/8 x 6 5/8 in. (5.4 x 37.1 x 16.8 cm) Gift of George Blumenthal, 1941 (41.100.132)