The Bourbon Dynasty: Marie Adélaîde of Savoy , Dauphine: The Life Force ( 1685-1712)

$ 750.00


When Marie Adélaîde arrived at the court of Louis XIV to marry his grandson Le Petit Dauphin, she immediately became a star. Louis XIV was enchanted by her and her staid, conservative new husband fell madly in love with her.

Marie Adélaîde lived for pleasure; dancing and gambling till dawn.

Marie Adélaîde came down with measles and died. Her husband followed her 6 days later. They are buried together in the royal mausoleum in St. Denis.

Note: With regard to her severe, religious husband, Marie Adélaîde is said to have said that he should have married a nun.




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.