Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Duke of Burgundy in His Last Illness

Louis XVI's older brother was Louis, Duc de Bourgogne, a highly intelligent and precocious child, who sadly came down with tuberculosis. His death at age ten in 1761 devastated the entire family, especially young Louis-Auguste, Duc de Berry, who then became heir to the throne. Notice that pink was considered a color suitable for boys. Share

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