Thursday, October 16, 2008

215 Years...

Today is the 215th anniversary of Queen Marie Antionette's execution. What a sad day in history, not only for the Queen and her children, but for France. The world, truly changed that day. As it did when the English executed their King Charles. Below are some of my favorite paintings and sketches of the ill-fated Queen.
Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna von Habsburg-Lothringen (November 2, 1755October 16, 1793),

This first painting is from 1791 and sources say it was a very close likeness to the Queen.

The sketch by Jacques-Louis David was made as the Queen was on her way to the scaffold. How far she had fallen from her early splendor. It truly shows how quickly earthly treasures fade. God Bless.

~Love Lauren ~

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