Queen Marie Antoinette

🇫🇷👸🏽QUEEN MARIE ANTOINETTE👸🏽🇫🇷 (14 years old in this portrait)

“Marie was not considered beautiful by the standards of the day, which required a pale complexion, blond hair and blue eyes, Marie was blessed with an abundance of dark curls, a swarthy complexion, and brown eyes”


(Josephine Wilkinson, “Louis XIV: The Power and the Glory”)

Definition of SWARTHY:

Black, Dark Brown, Tawny.


(Samuel Johnson, “A Dictionary of the English Language; in which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations … Together with a History of the Language, and an English Grammar.”; Vol 4; 1818)

This portrait is titled “Portrait of a young woman”

It was painted by Jean Etienne Liotard in 1770…

In 1770, Jean Etienne Liotard was commissioned by Maria Theresa of Austria to paint this portrait of her daughter Marie Antoinette…

In May 1770, Marie Antoinette became Dauphine of France at age 14 upon her marriage to Louis-Auguste, (Louis XVI) heir apparent to the French throne…

She was the last Queen of France before the French Revolution…

By wmb3331

Isaiah Israel is a graduate of the University of Hawaii Pacific with a bachelors in Psychology and a deep love for history in which he believes that when you know the past you can understand the present and predict the future course of man and mankind and is the author of the best selling ebook The White Man's Burden Of Lies and Deceit.

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