The Bourbon Dynasty: Madame de Pompadour: The Glamorous ( 1721-1764)
Madame de Pompadour: The cultured and influential mistress of Louis XV. She was beautiful and charming, her main responsibility was keeping the king amused. However she was also frigid and had fragile health and died too soon.
Pompadour reigned over the court for almost twenty years. Her largest task was to keep the melancholy king entertained. She did this with an amusing wit and a talent to amuse. She acted in plays and operas.
Note: It is said that the Marquis shaped diamond was created by Louis XV to resemble the mouth of Madame de Pompadour.
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.