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Louis-Xavier et Marie-Thérèse de France

Memorial to Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette ~ by E. Gaulle & P. Petitot - St Denis Basilica, burial place of nearly every French king from 10th-18th c. During the Revolution, bodies were removed, dumped in large pits & dissolved with lime (Marie & Louis had been buried at La Madeleine). In 1815 meager remains of Louis & Marie (reputedly) were returned. In 1817 the mass graves were opened & co-mingled remains placed in an ossuary in St. Denis - marble plates list the 100s of names. [1st of 2…

Sophie Philippine Élisabeth Justine de France,fille de France (1734–1782) was a French princesse du sang, by J-M Nattier. She was the 6th daughter and 8th child of Louis XV of France and Queen consort Marie Leszczyńska. First known as Madame Cinquième, she later became Madame Sophie. Had little influence at court, died unmarried.

Franz Xavier Winterhalter-The Empress Eugenie Holding Louis Napoleon

Detail - Bodice and skirt, material made in France, 1730-40 | Flickr : partage de photos !