Thursday, May 23, 2013

Allegory of Madame la Dauphine

Here is the frontispiece for the catalog of books of the library of the new Dauphine Marie Antoinette from the year 1770. (Via tiny-librarian) It looks like the princess is being welcome by three goddesses (perhaps the three Graces) and the winged Victory. Above I see Apollo's chariot with a winged deity (Mercury? Apollo?) swooping down. (Click on image for a better view.) Share

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