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A blog honouring everyone's favourite decadent Queen.
tiny-librarian:

A gorgeous wax figure of Marie Antoinette, located at the Musée Grévin in Paris, France.
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tiny-librarian:

A gorgeous wax figure of Marie Antoinette, located at the Musée Grévin in Paris, France.

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stephaniedelannoy:

Louis XVI’s Legacy Throughout the Years

                                                   Louis XVI is a name which arises thoughts of greed and gluttony. A fat king who stuffed himself with rich pastries while his people were starving and clamoring for bread.  

stephaniedelannoy:

Louis XVI’s Legacy Throughout the Years

                                                   Louis XVI is a name which arises thoughts of greed and gluttony. A fat king who stuffed himself with rich pastries while his people were starving and clamoring for bread.  

ladyhistory:

You know what pisses me off about discussing history on this site?

When I find something genuinely amusing about a historical person and post about it like “HAH! Weren’t history people funny and interesting?” and tumblr people feel the need to reblog it like “Oh, remember that one horrible thing they did? Remember those questionable or socially reprehensible things they participated in? How dare you find them amusing! How dare you like or admire a fallible human being!” 

As if I don’t know what they did or what was said about them. As if one aspect of their lives is the only way to look at them. As if some historical people are nothing more than their mistakes or bad choices.

MY GOSH CAN I NOT ENJOY ANYTHING IN THIS SUBJECT

iamlouandyou:

Versailles 16/07/2014


King Louis XVI by Antoine-François Callet

King Louis XVI by Antoine-François Callet

vivelareine:

A performance of Armande de Polignac’s Le heron blanc (The white heron).

Le heron blanc is from a series of eight short pieces Armande composed based on Franz Toussaint’s translations of Li Po’s poems. Armande wasthe  great-granddaughter of the duchesse de Polignac.

artschoolglasses:

The Palace of Versailles.

Rose Byrne in Marie Antoinette (2006).

letting everyone down would be my greatest unhappiness

allonico:

The Queen’s Bedchamber at Palace of Versailles - La chambre de la Reine au Chateau de Versailles.

allonico:

The Queen’s Bedchamber at Palace of Versailles - La chambre de la Reine au Chateau de Versailles.

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A short account of the meeting between uncle and niece, who had not seen each other since the night of the 20th June 1791, has been left us by an eye-witness.

" The long and troublesome journey" he writes, " had not impaired her strength. The only thing that distressed her was the delay in reaching the King. As soon as the carriages had got within sight of each other Madame ordered her own to be stopped. Then, eluding every effort to restrain her, she darted with incredible agility through a storm of dust towards her uncle, who ran forward with outstretched arms to press her to his bosom. The King vainly endeavoured to prevent her from casting herself at his feet. As he hastened to raise her, she exclaimed, " At last I see you once more, at last I am happy ; watch over me, be a father to me ! "

The King, too deeply moved to say a word in reply, pressed her to his breast, and then presented the Due d’Angouleme to her. This young Prince could only express his welcome by tears, which fell upon his cousin’s hand as he pressed it to his lips.

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lesliaisonsdemarieantoinette:

LES LIAISONS DE MARIE ANTOINETTE :
Detailed image of a mirror in the Appartement de la Reine; refererence
Reference : Plays with needles

lesliaisonsdemarieantoinette:

LES LIAISONS DE MARIE ANTOINETTE :

Detailed image of a mirror in the Appartement de la Reine; refererence

Reference : Plays with needles

"A little while later, Marie Antoinette further established her public reputation for sweetness and mercy by stopping her carriage for over an hour to aid an injured postilion. She would not continue until she had established the presence of a surgeon. She then insisted on a stretcher for the wounded man, instead of an uncomfortable post-chaise, and followed its progress. This behaviour was much acclaimed, Mercy reported to Vienna. Another celebrated incident confirmed the image. When a peasant wine-grower was gored by a stag in the course of the royal hunt, the Dauphine conveyed the unfortunate man in her own coach, while making arrangements for the family he left behind and for his ruined crops. Wide publicity was given to the scene, commemorated in engravings, tapestries and even fans, under the general title, “An Example of Compassion.” This much-disseminated image of the lovely, caring Dauphine was felt to be completely appropriate for a future Queen of France"
Excerpt From: Fraser, Antonia. “Marie Antoinette.” Knopf, 2001-10-16.
We could remember Marie Antoinette by all of the lovely and charitable things she did or you know, by a malicious phrase she never even said (via stephaniedelannoy)
mmeguillotine:

I love this pretty portrait of the young Marie Antoinette, painted in around 1774 by Jean Martial Frédou, an artist who was first painter for her brother in law, the Comte de Provence from 1776. It’s a lovely painting but as usual, the little Queen complained that it failed to capture a likeness. I’m reading her letters to her mother at the moment and there seems to be a lot of angst about portraits not quite getting it right. Poor Marie Antoinette!

mmeguillotine:

I love this pretty portrait of the young Marie Antoinette, painted in around 1774 by Jean Martial Frédou, an artist who was first painter for her brother in law, the Comte de Provence from 1776. It’s a lovely painting but as usual, the little Queen complained that it failed to capture a likeness. I’m reading her letters to her mother at the moment and there seems to be a lot of angst about portraits not quite getting it right. Poor Marie Antoinette!

Marie Antoinette Deleted Scene: Return from Petit Trianon

This scene came after Marie Antoinette leaves the Petit Trianon and Count Fersen. She returns to court life and it’s meant to show her feeling of isolation there. I was inspired by the script reading scene in All That Jazz, where the sound goes out and he’s just looking around. I wanted to leave it in because I like her in this scene and love the colors of her dress, but it seemed too self-pitying with this sequence in.

- Sofia Coppola