Monday, February 13, 2012

Photo of Marie-Amélie of Naples, 1848

From Vive la Reine. People often ask me if I know of any photos of the daughter of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. I don't, but here is one of her first cousin Marie-Amélie of Naples, who was Marie-Antoinette's niece and another Habsburg-Bourbon genetic combination. Since Marie-Amélie and Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte resembled each other in a cousinly sort of way, one can get the general idea of how the latter would have looked in a photograph or daguerreotype as they were called. Share

1 comment:

Matterhorn said...

I have always been struck by this photograph. Marie-Amélie looks so wise and dignified.