Romance of the 18th century

This is a theme-based blog about the 18th century, with main focus on the swedish nobleman Axel von Fersen, the rumoured lover of queen Marie Antoinette. Side history and period-related art is also featured.

history-of-fashion:

1786 Joseph Boze - Portrait of Madame Jeanne-Louise-Henriette Campan

history-of-fashion:

1786 Joseph Boze - Portrait of Madame Jeanne-Louise-Henriette Campan

vivelareine:


I have never known anyone whose character was more contradicted by outward appearances than the King … he is good and tender-hearted; you can never speak to him of disasters or accidents to people without seeing a look of compassion come over his face, yet his tone is brusque, his replies are often hard, his manner unfeeling and in taking decisions he is firm and courageous.

—Journal, Abbé de Véri
[translation: Vincent Cronin, Louis and Antoinette]

vivelareine:

I have never known anyone whose character was more contradicted by outward appearances than the King … he is good and tender-hearted; you can never speak to him of disasters or accidents to people without seeing a look of compassion come over his face, yet his tone is brusque, his replies are often hard, his manner unfeeling and in taking decisions he is firm and courageous.

—Journal, Abbé de Véri

[translation: Vincent Cronin, Louis and Antoinette]

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vivelareine:

Detail from a portrait of Marie Antoinette and her children by Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller. 1785.

vivelareine:

Detail from a portrait of Marie Antoinette and her children by Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller. 1785.

artschoolglasses:

Petit Trianon’s billiard room

artschoolglasses:

Petit Trianon’s billiard room

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artschoolglasses:

Inside the Temple of Love at Versailles

artschoolglasses:

Inside the Temple of Love at Versailles

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artschoolglasses:

The North Parterre and the Versailles Palace in the background

artschoolglasses:

The North Parterre and the Versailles Palace in the background

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artschoolglasses:

The sofa in the queen’s bedchamber.

artschoolglasses:

The sofa in the queen’s bedchamber.

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Portrait of Madame Adélaïde (1732-1800) (Detail)
Adélaïde Labille-Guiard (1749–1803)
tiny-librarian:

The Massacre of the Princesse de Lamballe.
Source

tiny-librarian:

The Massacre of the Princesse de Lamballe.

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