Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette with her two sons, Louis-Joseph and Louis-Charles.

Marie Antoinette with her two sons, Louis-Joseph and Louis-Charles.

Marie-Antoinette - Initially charmed by her personality and beauty, the French people generally came to dislike her, accusing "L'Autrichienne" (meaning the Austrian (woman) in French) of being profligate, promiscuous, and of harboring sympathies for France's enemies, particularly Austria, her country of origin.

Marie-Antoinette - Initially charmed by her personality and beauty, the French people generally came to dislike her, accusing "L'Autrichienne" (meaning the Austrian (woman) in French) of being profligate, promiscuous, and of harboring sympathies for France's enemies, particularly Austria, her country of origin.

Queen Marie Antoinette

Queen Marie Antoinette

The Hameau de la Reine  Marie Therese & Louis Charles with temple of Love in background , 1788. Marie-Antoinette wanted her children to have one place where they could be themselves. Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette feared that their children would grow up too isolated from the real world. The farm was a "safe" environment where they could get an idea of how ordinary people lived, see the livestock, learn about plants and nature. Most of all, it was a place for the children to play.

The Hameau de la Reine Marie Therese & Louis Charles with temple of Love in background , 1788. Marie-Antoinette wanted her children to have one place where they could be themselves. Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette feared that their children would grow up too isolated from the real world. The farm was a "safe" environment where they could get an idea of how ordinary people lived, see the livestock, learn about plants and nature. Most of all, it was a place for the children to play.

Marie Antoinette with two of her children, 1785,  Adolf Ulrich Wertmuller. With two of her three children, Princess Marie Therese Charlotte of France and Dauphin Louis Joseph of France.

Marie Antoinette with two of her children, 1785, Adolf Ulrich Wertmuller. With two of her three children, Princess Marie Therese Charlotte of France and Dauphin Louis Joseph of France.

marie antoinette children 1785

marie antoinette children 1785

Marie Antoinette wearing a dress created by her dressmaker, Rose Bertin.

Marie Antoinette wearing a dress created by her dressmaker, Rose Bertin.

Marie Antoinette (widow) - Following the execution of her husband Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette wore widow’s weeds. She was given the name “Widow Capet” from the name of the medieval dynasty which ruled France and spawned the succeeding royal lines. This portrait has her dressed as she appeared at trial.

Marie Antoinette (widow) - Following the execution of her husband Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette wore widow’s weeds. She was given the name “Widow Capet” from the name of the medieval dynasty which ruled France and spawned the succeeding royal lines. This portrait has her dressed as she appeared at trial.

1909 Color Print Marie Antoinette Jenny Wylie Balcony Crowd Versailles XEJ4

1909 Color Print Marie Antoinette Jenny Wylie Balcony Crowd Versailles XEJ4

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