Thursday, September 15, 2016

Handsome Louis

Louis XVI with earring
The informal portraits and sketches of Louis XVI seem to capture him better than the official paintings. It has been said by contemporaries that he was handsome with a good sense of humor. He was tall, muscular and well-built with long, thick, blondish hair.

Young Louis XVI



Idlina said...

Blondish hair ????? I always thought that his hair was black or dark brown ...

elena maria vidal said...

Oh no, he had dark blonde hair. His mother was a blonde, a Saxon Princess.