Louis XV (1710–1774) at the Age of Five in the Costume of the Sacre Artist: Hyacinthe Rigaud (French, Perpignan 1659–1743 Paris) and Workshop Date: ca. 1716–24 Medium: Oil on canvas

Louis XV (1710–1774) at the Age of Five in the Costume of the Sacre Artist: Hyacinthe Rigaud (French, Perpignan 1659–1743 Paris) and Workshop Date: ca. 1716–24 Medium: Oil on canvas

Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise De Pompadour (1721-1764) Jeanne Antoinette Poisson was dressed as a shepherdess at the Clipped Yew Tree Ball (1745) when she met King Louis XV (he was disguised as a tree). The King bought her the title of Marquise de Pompadour and installed her as his maîtresse-en-titre

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Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise De Pompadour (1721-1764) Jeanne Antoinette Poisson was dressed as a shepherdess at the Clipped Yew Tree Ball (1745) when she met King Louis XV (he was disguised as a tree). The King bought her the title of Marquise de Pompadour and installed her as his maîtresse-en-titre

Saint-Just, one of Robespierre's cronies,  who after Fleurus returned to Paris, only  to meet the guillotine

Saint-Just, one of Robespierre's cronies, who after Fleurus returned to Paris, only to meet the guillotine

Relief of the Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus Made in Amiens,France 1264-88 Metropolitan Museum

Relief of the Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus Made in Amiens,France 1264-88 Metropolitan Museum

French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764).  After 1733 Rameau dedicated himself to the composition of opera. He composed 31 operas over the course of his career.

French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764). After 1733 Rameau dedicated himself to the composition of opera. He composed 31 operas over the course of his career.

Louis of France, The Grand Dauphin (1661–1711)

Louis of France, The Grand Dauphin (1661–1711)

Huber, Jean. 1721-1786 Title: Voltaire Taming a Horse Place: Switzerland Date: Between 1750 and 1775 Book, album, seria: Series of paintings devoted to Voltaire Material: canvas Technique: oil Dimensions: 62x50 cm

Huber, Jean. 1721-1786 Title: Voltaire Taming a Horse Place: Switzerland Date: Between 1750 and 1775 Book, album, seria: Series of paintings devoted to Voltaire Material: canvas Technique: oil Dimensions: 62x50 cm

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