Friday, October 14, 2011

Portrait of Madame de Tourzel

Last governess of the children of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. More HERE.
Marie-Antoinette chose as governess as trustworthy and reliable a person as she could find. "I entrusted my children to friendship," she remarked. "I entrust them now to virtue."


Violet said...

What a beautiful portrait. It is made by Elizabeth Vigee Lebrun, right?
Who do you think was the best governess to the children?
Madame de Polignac, or Madame de Tourzel?

elena maria vidal said...

Yes, it is the work of Madame LeBrun. I don't know. I guess probably Madame de Tourzel.