Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Anne of Austria



Catherine Delors has a fascinating post about Anne of Austria, Queen of France and mother of Louis XIV. Like Marie-Antoinette, Queen Anne was married at age fourteen. However, while Marie-Antoinette had her first child when she was twenty-two years old, Anne was thirty-seven when, after twenty-three years of marriage and many, many prayers, she gave birth to the future Sun King. Share

5 comments:

Catherine Delors said...

Many thanks for the link, Elena! Glad you liked my modest homage to Anne.

elena maria vidal said...

You have such a beautiful and very interesting blog, Catherine.

Unknown said...

A beautiful queen, and she looks quite striking with the deep blue accents in her dress. I wonder who painted this? I love the realistic quality. You really get a sense of her personality. Thanks for the link - so interesting.

Unknown said...

Oh, it's a Rubens!

elena maria vidal said...

She was a very devout lady, one of the Spanish Habsburgs, and had a lot to contend with throughout her life.