The Bourbon Dynasty: Françoise Marie de Bourbon, duchesse d’Orleans: Madame Lucifer ( 1677-1749)

$ 750.00


Born the illegitimate child of Madame de Montespan and Louis XIV, Françoise Marie rarely saw her parents. She was officially legitimized by her father when still a child and she developed an almost obsessive pride in her royal lineage.

She agreed to marry her cousin, the fabulously rich Philippe the duc d’Orleans, for his position and fortune. The marriage was not happy and Philippe called her Madame Lucifer. Her antagonism was based on a mix of vanity, pride and her insecurity of her dicey illegitimate origins.

Françoise Marie died at the age of 71, miserable, lazy and spiteful to the last.

Note: Where Françoise Marie was uninterested in sex her children were among the most notorious sex addicts in history.




Lenticular is a technique where one image “flips” to another using finely calibrated stripes of lenses. Most peoples first contact with lenticulars is the “blinking eye” prize in a box of Cracker Jacks. All Bourbon lenticulars measure 8 inches by 10 inches.

They are made to order and come in editions of 10.

Framing is not included.