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Thursday, 11 October 2012

Mesdames de France

The Six Daughters and a Granddaughter of Louis XV


Madame Elisabeth or Madame Premiere de France,first daughter of Louis XV and Marie Leszczynska,after a painting by Jean-Marc Nattier,c.1750

Madame Elisabeth in a riding habit by Nattier in 1760

Madame Elisabeth,Duchess of Parma by Charles Andre van Loo

Madame Elisabeth having her portrait painted by her sister Madame Adelaide,1760-61

Madame Henriette,the twin sister of Madame Elisabeth portrayed playing the 
Viola da Gamba by  Nattier in 1745

Madame Henriette as a Vestal Virgin by Nattier in 1751

Madame Adelaide of France,fourth daughter of Louis XV by Nattier,1748

Madame Adelaide in 1750 from the studio of Nattier

Madame Adelaide by Nattier,c.1750

Madame Adelaide tying knots by Nattier in 1756

Madame Adelaide de France by Jean Herbert Drouais,1763

Madame Adelaide in 1766 by Nattier

Madame Adelaide by Jean Velade

Madame Victoire de France,fifth daughter of Louis XV by Nattier in 1748

Another version of the above painting of Madame Victoire,c. 1750

Madame Victoire by Adelaide Labille-Guiard in 1788

Madame Sophie de France,sixth daughter of Louis XV by Nattier,1748

Madame Sophie by L.L. Perin Salbreux,1770-74

Second version of Madame Sophie by L.L. Perin Salbreux

Madame Louise de France,seventh and last daughter of Louis XV by Nattier,1748

A miniature of three unidentified daughters of Louis XV in their masquerade costumes in 1758

Miniature portrait Madame Elisabeth,granddaughter of Louis XV and 
sister of Louis XVI of France

A presumed Madame Elisabeth by Maximilien Villers in 1788

Madame Elisabeth dressed in a robe a la turc by Adelaide Labille-Guiard in 1788


An oval version of the above portrait of Madame Elisabeth

Madame Elisabeth by Labille-Guiard in 1788

A miniature of Madame Elisabeth after her portrait by Adelaide Labille-Guiard

Madame Elisabeth with her nephew the Dauphin of France by
Antoine-Louis-Francois Sergent


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