Jeanne d’Albret was one of the most active and influential women in France around the middle of the 16th century.
French Rococo. The schoolmistress – Dites donc s’il vous plaît c.1780 by Jean Honoré Fragonard
L’Innocence entraînée par l’Amour ou le Triomphe de l’Hymen (c.1750). Jean-Baptiste Greuze.
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Henri III’s favourites put on make-up and powder, wore earrings, lace and tinsel.
Portraiture at the court of the Valois
Portrait of a woman as Astrée, probably Mary Josephine Drummond, Condesa de Castelblanco, by Largillierre.
A Love-scene typical of the art of Louis the Fifteenth’s day.
The Portrait of a Lady forms the type of feminine beauty which Fragonard seems to have admired particularly.
The Louvre and the Tuileries, were once central residences of the French monarchies
AMBOISE is the only castle in France, which has had the honour of being sketched by Leonardo da Vinci.