Louis XV (1710–1774) as a Child Hyacinthe Rigaud (French, Perpignan 1659–1743 Paris) Rigaud was a favorite at the French court owing to the success of his portraits of Louis XIV. The painter's early work was influenced by Van Dyck, while his later style is more ornate and decorative. This canvas is one of nine versions of a portrait commissioned by the duc d'Orléans for the palace at Versailles.
Caligula, Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus. Caligula meant little boots,the soldiers of his fathers army saw him in his little boots and the name stuck. That damned army loved that kid just for that. Too bad he was NUTS.
Anne of Cleves by Hans Holbein the Younger, 1539. Anne was bartered by her brother into marriage to Henry VIII to further the Protestant league. Henry found her lacking, after the annulment she went on to have a long happy life with more freedom than she would have had if she had returned to her homeland.