Friday, August 1, 2014

Marie-Louise of Austria in Maturity

From Tiny-Librarian. Great niece of Marie-Antoinette and wife of Bonaparte. Her expression tells me she has been through a lot. To quote:
This eighteen-year-old Princess is tall, and has a good figure. Her bearing is noble and her countenance pleasing. She is endowed with much grace, and has a kind and amiable expression which inspires confidence. Her education seems polished. It is well known that she sings charmingly, plays the piano with great talent, and composes etudes. She also paints in oils. I turned the conversation to the arts. H.I.H. took up the subject with great intelligence, and above all veiled her many achievements with much modesty, which enhanced her youthfulness.

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