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Portrait Of "marie-anne De Bourbon" Regency Period Early 18th Century

Portrait Of "marie-anne De Bourbon" Regency Period Early 18th Century

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"Portrait Of "marie-anne De Bourbon" Regency Period Early 18th Century"
Oil on canvas in an oval shape representing *Marie-Anne de Bourbon Princess de Conti Regency Period Early 18th century. Marie-Anne de Bourbon known as "Mademoiselle de Blois" is represented wearing a red dress with delicate folds surrounded by a cord of flowering jasmine enhanced with fine white lace. (Original frame, formerly recanvassed.) This portrait is presented in a gilded oak frame from the Regency period, early 18th century, carved with oak leaves, acorns and flowers, gold leaf gilding in very good condition. *Marie Anne de Bourbon, known as “Mademoiselle de Blois”, Princess of Conti in 1680, is a legitimized daughter of the King of France Louis XIV and Louise de La Vallière, born in Vincennes on October 2, 1666 and died in Paris on May 3 1739. After the death of her husband, she was dowager princess of Conti. Third illegitimate child that Louis the month of May 1667 and from then on named “Mademoiselle de Blois”. In 1674, she was presented to the court, which already praised her grace and beauty. For Marie-Anne, this presentation was a success. For the king and his new favorite the Marquise de Montespan, she is not without ulterior motives: the two lovers then think of bringing back the Duchess of La Vallière, who serves as a screen for their illegitimate affair with his plans to enter at the Carmelite convent of Faubourg Saint-Jacques in Paris. The Duchess of La Vallière, disgusted with the court and completely repentant, took the veil under the name of Sister Louise de la Miséricorde after having entrusted her children to the Duchess of Orléans, sister-in-law of the king. Marie Anne became Duchess of La Vallière and Vaujours in 1675 but continued to be known as “Mademoiselle de Blois”. The princess asserts herself as the king's favorite daughter. All her life, she was also very close to her mother whom she frequently visited in her convent and to her brother the Count of Vermandois who, debauched at the age of 14 by the Knight of Lorraine, lover of her uncle "Monsieur , only brother of the king", is disgraced by Louis XIV. At the urging of his sister-in-law, the Duchess of Orléans, the king allowed the young prince to redeem himself by participating in the siege of Courtrai. The young boy died there at the age of 16 in 1683. His body was buried in the Notre-Dame-et-Saint-Vaast cathedral in Arras.

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