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Louis XIV Versailles French | Agrell Architectural Carving

Louis XIV Versailles French | Agrell Architectural Carving

Doublet and petticoat-breeches, mid 17th Century (?)

Doublet and petticoat-breeches, mid 17th Century (?)

The Princess Palatine Elizabeth Charlotte (1652-1722) was a German princess and, as Madame, the wife of Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, younger brother of Louis XIV of France, and mother of France's ruler during the Regency.

The Princess Palatine Elizabeth Charlotte (1652-1722) was a German princess and, as Madame, the wife of Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, younger brother of Louis XIV of France, and mother of France's ruler during the Regency.

Mme. Françoise Athénaïs Montespan (1641-1707) was the mistress of Louis XIV. She was maid of honor to Queen Marie Thérèse, his Queen. She bore the king several children. Their education was entrusted to Mme. de Maintenon, who succeeded her in the king’s favor. Montespan was a demon in the advancement of her bastards by Louis, all of whom were given titles and great wealth. It took years to get rid of her.

Mme. Françoise Athénaïs Montespan (1641-1707) was the mistress of Louis XIV. She was maid of honor to Queen Marie Thérèse, his Queen. She bore the king several children. Their education was entrusted to Mme. de Maintenon, who succeeded her in the king’s favor. Montespan was a demon in the advancement of her bastards by Louis, all of whom were given titles and great wealth. It took years to get rid of her.

Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Louis XIV, 1665  Marble (Chateau de Versailles). In April 1665 Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) succumbed to the ongoing entreaties of Louis XIV and went to Paris to work on designs for the east facade of the Louvre, then the royal residence. Everywhere along his route people lined the streets to get a glimpse of the famous artist, then in his 67th year.

Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Louis XIV, 1665 Marble (Chateau de Versailles). In April 1665 Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) succumbed to the ongoing entreaties of Louis XIV and went to Paris to work on designs for the east facade of the Louvre, then the royal residence. Everywhere along his route people lined the streets to get a glimpse of the famous artist, then in his 67th year.

French perfume bottle, around Louis XIV time

French perfume bottle, around Louis XIV time

LOUIS XIV by the lost gallery, via Flickr

LOUIS XIV by the lost gallery, via Flickr

Louis XIV at the Académie de Sciences, 1666. Detail, Testelin. Note the ribbons at his breeches, shirt, cravat and on his right shoulder. French

Louis XIV at the Académie de Sciences, 1666. Detail, Testelin. Note the ribbons at his breeches, shirt, cravat and on his right shoulder. French

"Louis XIV”When was Louis xvi death. Answer….On January 20, 1793, the National Convention condemned Louis XVI to death, his execution scheduled for the next day. Louis spent that evening saying goodbye to his wife and children

"Louis XIV”When was Louis xvi death. Answer….On January 20, 1793, the National Convention condemned Louis XVI to death, his execution scheduled for the next day. Louis spent that evening saying goodbye to his wife and children

Louis XIV STYLE late 1600's COSTUME DESCRIPTION:  Jerkin pale yellow silk, lace applications gold and glitter. Bloomers with pale yellow silk covered with gold mesh. Canons lace. Rhingrave pale yellow silk. Gold ribbons, white, yellow. Braid and gold sequins. WORK:  Precious ridiculous (The) COMPOSER / AUTHOR  after Molière DIRECTOR:  Jean-Luc Boutté DATE OF PRODUCTION:  1993-02-06 PLACE OF PRODUCTION:  French comedy, Paris (Salle Richelieu)

Louis XIV STYLE late 1600's COSTUME DESCRIPTION: Jerkin pale yellow silk, lace applications gold and glitter. Bloomers with pale yellow silk covered with gold mesh. Canons lace. Rhingrave pale yellow silk. Gold ribbons, white, yellow. Braid and gold sequins. WORK: Precious ridiculous (The) COMPOSER / AUTHOR after Molière DIRECTOR: Jean-Luc Boutté DATE OF PRODUCTION: 1993-02-06 PLACE OF PRODUCTION: French comedy, Paris (Salle Richelieu)

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