Mollier/Benserade, Ballet Royal de la Nuit, 1653: 4. part-Louis XIV als Apollo…

Top 10 Amazing Facts about the Extraordinary King Louis XIV

Louis XIV as Apollo in "Le Ballet de la nuit." Painting by Henri Gissey 1653 via…

In this picture the man is wearing a lace jabot, which are the ruffles on the front of his shirt. the jabot is usually attached to the kneckband and falls down the front of the shirt.

The Baroque Period in all its Grandiloquence

Image:: Louis XIV in coronation robes, by Pierre Mignard ||

Pierre Mignard, French Baroque Painter : Louis XIV in coronation robes,

Louis XIV, by Henri de Gissey (1654). He began to dance professionally at the age of 13.

Louis XIV in the guise of Apollo. Henri Gissey Graphite, watercolour, bodycolour and gold paint on vellum

Agrell Architectural Carving: French, Versailles, Louis XIV hand carved panel

N WALLS- Agrell Architectural Carving: French, Versailles, Louis XIV hand carved panel

Louis XIV (5 September 1638 – 1 September 1715), known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) or the Sun King (le Roi-Soleil), was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who ruled as King of France and Navarre from 1643 until his death.[1] His reign of 72 years and 110 days is the longest of monarchs of major countries in European history.[2]

The Age of Exuberance: Baroque Era Design

Louis XIV : King Louis XIV of France, known as the Sun King, lived a lavish lifestyle and built the palace of Versailles. His reign, which lasted from 1643 until his death in redefined royal opulence and the power of the absolute monarch.

Philippe Vignon 1638-1701 - the two surviving daughters of Madame de Montespan and Louis XIV - the blonde, Francoise-Marie de Bourbon, Duchesse d'Orléans, 2nde Mademoiselle de Blois (1677-1749) and Louise-Francoise de Bourbon, Mademoiselle de Nantes, Duchesse de Bourbon (1673-1743)

Daughters of Louis XIV and Madame de Montespan,Louise Francoise Princesse de Conde the elder daughter is on the right with Francoise Marie Duchesse dOrleans on the left

Gianlorenzo Bernini, Bust of Louis XIV, 1665, Château de Versailles, Salon of Diana

signorcasaubon: “ Gianlorenzo Bernini - Bust of Louis XIV; 1665 The story goes that Bernini initially made sketches and small, clay models of Louis XIV as a “base” to work with;

17th Century France

17th Century France

Louis XIV, King of France, in 1661 Charles Le Brun Portrait of Louis XIV 1661 oil on canvas

Louis XIV, roi de France et de Navarre (1638-1715) portrait en buste et en cuirasse, Charles Le Brun (1619-1690), vers 1662, Versailles, châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon © RMN (Château de Versailles) / Franck Raux

Louis XIV, roi de France et de Navarre, vers 1662

(detail of Louis XIV) at the Académie de Sciences, 1666 in the large group portrait painting by Testelin.

64 (detail of Louis XIV) at the Académie de Sciences, 1666 in the large group portrait painting by Testelin.

Heels in History: Louis XIV Heel: Status and Seduction. Click for more

Green shoes, Italian, These preserved high-heeled shoes date to the early The heels are made of bevel-carved wood covered in deep red Moroccan leather.

Anne of Austria, Queen of France, Mother of King Louis XIV (1622-1625) Peter Paul Rubens...dress detail

Peter Paul Rubens - Anne of Austria, Queen of France, Mother of King Louis XIV (detail)

Marie Mancini; by Jacob Ferdinand Voet. King Louis XIV had a huge crush on Marie and even wanted to marry her. Her family did not want the match and sent her away to marry the Italian prince, Lorenzo Onofrio Colonna, who remarked after their wedding night that he was surprised to find her still a virgin. The bridegroom had not expected to find, "innocence among the loves of kings."

frenchhistory: “ “ Jacob Ferdinand Voet - Portrait de Maria Mancini ” Anna Maria (Marie) Mancini (August 1639 – May was the third of the five Mancini sisters;

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