Franz Napoleon Heigel. Portrait of his sister Henriette, c. 1835. German Biedermeier.
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He was Duc de Roannais, Marquis de Boisy, Comte de Maulévrier, Comte de Caravas, Seigneur d’Oiron, Grand Stable Master of France.
His reign was dominated by civil wars and the infamous massacre of French Protestants on St Bartholomew’s Eve.
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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.
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.
1st wife of John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain.