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Image: Figures from history of France as Bourbon Dynasty, republic and empire.

Portrait length color image of Louis XIV (equestrian) aka. Louis XIV of France,
Text: Signature image of Louis XIV (equestrian) aka. Louis XIV of France,

“Horse Ballets” were a favorite entertainment of the 1660s and 70s.

The “horse ballet” was a great pastime at the court of Louis XIV. All the nobles participated. Allegorical themes were most often used. The king always appeared dressed as the sun, furthering his image as the center of the French universe.

Full length color image of Louis XIV (equestrian) aka. Louis XIV of France,

Left close up color image of Louis XIV (equestrian) aka. Louis XIV of France,

Right closup color image of Louis XIV (equestrian) aka. Louis XIV of France,

Portrait by artist-historian George Stuart.
Courtesy Museum of Ventura County.

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