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Maria Antonieta Archiduquasa de Austria

16 years of a happy marriage Marie Antoinette 1771 Marie Antoinette was married to the French dauphin, Louis, in to help build ties between the Austrian empire and France.

Marie Antoinettes mother - "Your wife, my dear Dauphin, has just parted from me. She was the delight of my life, and I hope that she will be the joy of yours. In this hope have I reared her, because I have long foreseen that she would share your destiny.  I have inspired her with the love of her duties towards you, with a tender and personal regard for you and with the intention of considering and obeying your wishes."         A letter from Maria Theresa to Louis Auguste.

Empress Maria Theresa of Austria, b.Vienna 13 May she succeeded her father as Queen of Hungary and Bohemia and heiress of Austria on his death in she d.at Vienna 29 Nov 1780

When she was young, her powdery hair fell in staight ringlets around her neck. It was long before the infamous pompadour wigs.

When she was young, her powdery hair fell in staight ringlets around her neck. It was long before the infamous pompadour wigs.(note her "Hapsburg" bottom lip/jaw that juts out?

Tea at Trianon: Marie-Antoinette in 1773                                                                                                                                                     More

Marie-Antoinette in 1773

killem-all-if-they-wont-eat-cake: “Portrait of Marie Antoinette - Victoria and Albert Museum ”

vivelareine: Um retrato de Maria Antonieta e seus filhos, após uma pintura por Elisabeth fonte Vigee-Lebrun: MutualArt.com

A portrait of Marie Antoinette and her children, after a painting by Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun

Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette and their first son, Louis Joseph. image: (C) Château de Versailles, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Christophe Fouin

Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette and their first son, Louis Joseph. image: (C) Château de Versailles, Dist.

Marie Antoinette

Marie Antionette - Queen of France.this woman has been the focus of endless discussions and debates as to her role in history, but one thing cannot be disputed ~ she has not been forgotten!

Young Marie Antoinette.  Believe it or not, the little ruff around the neck was an 18th century interpretation of Elizabethan ruffs.  This was the trendy thing to do.

"Archduchess Maria Antonia Of Austria (Queen Marie Antoinette Of France) At Age 7 by Martin Van Meytens

Vintage Marie Antoinette postcard

Vintage Marie Antoinette postcard - obviously not used in her lifetime, but I do love this rendering of her.

...recuerdos de su juventud...

vivelareine: “ tiny-librarian: “ Detail of a portrait of Marie Antoinette by Martin van Meytens. ” love this portrait! and I love that the “arrival gown” from Marie Antoinette was inspired by.

Marie Antoinette (1755-93) after Vigee-Lebrun by Louise Campbell Clay

Marie Antoinette (1755-93) after Vigee-Lebrun

LÁMINAS VINTAGE,ANTIGUAS,RETRO Y POR EL ESTILO....

LÁMINAS VINTAGE,ANTIGUAS,RETRO Y POR EL ESTILO....

Marie Antionette - Queen of France.this woman has been the focus of endless discussions and debates as to her role in history, but one thing cannot be disputed ~ she has not been forgotten!

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