Advertising
Gallery of Historical Figures – Gallery Guide

Home
Blog

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

Portrait length color image of Archduchess Maria Antonia aka.
Text: Signature image of Archduchess Maria Antonia aka.

A teenager freed at last from a domineering mother, she was suddenly free to enjoy the delights of Versailles.

Archduchess Maria Antonia (1755-1793) is known to us as Marie Antoinette. An Austrian princess, she entered an arranged marriage with the French Dauphin in 1770. She had been warned by her mother to avoid court intrigues, but was headstrong and willful. Her first mistake was to insult Louis XV's mistress, Mme. du Barry. Her main purpose in France was to produce a son. Her apparent inability to do so was the greatest cause for concern to her mother and King Louis XV.

Full length color image of Archduchess Maria Antonia aka.

Left close up color image of Archduchess Maria Antonia aka.

Right closup color image of Archduchess Maria Antonia aka.

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

More about Archduchess Maria Antonia...



<Prev

Historical Figures of France


Facebook

Home
Blog

Images © copyright by Peter d'Aprix