A little Monsieur sketch and his female bodyguard (long story of mine).
Anne d’Autriche shows us her cuddly babies
Anne d’Autriche putting the regency of France into the hands of the Virgin Mary.
(Not. Look at Anne’s conniving face wtf Anne)
(But Fifi! He looks so freaking cute!)
So I had a dream that Monsieur was magically transported to 21st century New York and I had to take watch over him because he had no idea what he was doing (but did it all with flair!). He went into some clothing store and proceeded to try everything on right then and there, not knowing about dressing rooms. While he loved ready-to-wear (no waiting for people to make things!), he didn’t understand about money. I tried to tell him, in 2014 you can’t just buy things and tell people you’re the King’s brother and you’ll pay them sometime in the future. We have little cards for that kind of credit now, but you really do have to pay them eventually otherwise you get in a lot of trouble.
He also really liked going into places that sell pre-framed art prints and grabbing them all while rattling off places in his château where they would go.
Philippe I, duc d’Orléans, minature
Watercolour on vellum, gilt-metal mount with twisted border.
Adorable nineteenth-century versions of little Louis and Philippe (painting by Henri Decaisne)
LES LIAISONS DE MARIE ANTOINETTE :
Detailed image of the moulding in the salon de l’(Eil-de-Boef). “It was in this antechamber that the courtiers would wait to be conducted into the king’s chamber.” Guillaume Picon, historian and specialist on the kings of France.
Reference : VERSAILLES. A PRIVATE INVITATION
Monsieur being sassy on the ceiling of the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles (obsviously no ?). Don’t mind Turennes on the left.
I’m just going to leave this here.