Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Madame de Pompadour in the Garden

Via Tiny-Librarian. It is interesting that Marie-Antoinette kept a portrait of Madame de Pompadour in the small dining room at Petit Trianon. The house was originally built for Madame de Pompadour but if the mistress of Louis XV had left any portraits of herself there than Madame du Barry would surely have put them in the attic. I am guessing that the Queen herself wished to honor La Pompadour since the courtesan was responsible in part for the Austrian alliance and therefore the "happiness" of Marie-Antoinette in her marriage to Louis XVI. Share

1 comment:

julygirl said...

Interesting piece of info.