Sunday, March 4, 2012

Apotheosis of Louis XVII

From Vive la Reine. Louis XVII is welcomed into heaven by (left to right) an angel, his aunt Madame Elisabeth, his father Louis XVI, a maiden in armor (Jehanne d'Arc? La France?), a small child who is probably Louis-Joseph, and his mother Marie-Antoinette. The angel is crowning Elisabeth with the white crown of virginity. The angel carrying Louis-Charles is delivering him from a serpent who is snapping at his feet. Share

5 comments:

tubbs said...

Melodramatic schmalz, right? I just don't think so. Now that the story behind that most unfortunate family is told, well, this picture is very moving. I would love to have a small copy of it framed. Thanks, EM.

elena maria vidal said...

I want a framed copy, too. I find it very moving.

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful and touching piece! Just wonderful.

elena maria vidal said...

Thank you! Welcome!

Matterhorn said...

Very beautiful, and, I am sure, a very accurate depiction of the truth of the matter.