"Mademoiselle De Nantes (princess Of Conde) ?, Seventeenth Century"Portrait of Mademoiselle de Nantes (?), Oil on canvas, gilded wood frame, Louis XIV period. Sun (H x W): 50 x 42 cm. Description This presumed portrait of Mademoiselle de Nantes depicts her from a dark brown background. The clear complexion of the daughter of Louis XIV and Madame de Montespan is enhanced by red cheeks. It contrasts with the brown hair tied with ribbons and capped Fontanges, which dates from about 1680. The young lady is dressed in ermine and blue velvet coat, surmounting a red silk dress embroidered with gold and enriched of stones. The collar and sleeves are enriched with finely crafted lace. Louise-Francoise de Bourbon, known as Mademoiselle de Nantes (1673-1743) (?) Born from the found love of Louis XIV and Madame de Montespon, the young Louise-Françoise is born Rochechouart de Mortemart and Bourbon. The Duchess of Bourbon, then princess of Condé, wears the hermine and blue coat on this portrait which seems to represent her at a young age. Duchess of Bourbon, she is brought up by Madame de Maintenon with her brothers and sisters. At 12, she is already married to the Duke of Bourbon, future prince of Condé, by order of Louis XIV his father. He thus assures him of a very beautiful alliance which will preserve it at his death, and which he facilitates by endowing it with a million livres. The princess will make good use of the Conde means by erecting the Bourbon Palace (National Assembly) in Paris and making a fortune, widowed, on the system of Law. The identification was favored by the comparison with paintings of and attributed to Vignon, and with a portrait of Gobert. The standardization of court portraits does not allow for a definitive opinion.