Thursday, July 19, 2012

Monsieur le Dauphin

Marie-Antoinette presents her first born son to France. It is interesting that even before the Revolution a classical goddess was used to represent France. Share

4 comments:

Karen Watson said...

Hi Mary, I hope you are doing well! Stop by my blog today at 1 PM, I'm mentioning you in my post and I want you to see the graphic that I'm sharing!

Mrs. Rudd said...

Rubens had personified France as a classical goddess back in the 1620s for his Marie de Medici cycle. I wonder if he was the first?

elena maria vidal said...

I certainly will! Thanks, Karen!!

elena maria vidal said...

Mrs. Rudd: I don't know. It could very well be! Great observation!