Marie Mancini | The Art of Mark Evans

Marie Mancini, Louis XIV’s first love

In Lenticular Flip Art by Mark Evans

A continuation of part of my Bourbon Dynasty lenticular series. This is Marie Mancini, the first love of Louis XIV. She was the niece of Cardinal Mazarin, the true ruler of France at the time. Unfortunately Marie was inappropriate for the wife of a king. Only a woman of royal blood would do. So Marie was packed off to Italy and the scene of their parting was heartbreaking.