The Bourbon Dynasty: Marie Angélique de Scorailles: The Beautiful Plank ( 1661-1681)
Marie Angélique de Scorailles: Angelique was born into a family of minor nobility. As she grew into a stunning beauty her family saw that she could be their ticket to wealth and social success by sending her to Versailles.
Though beautiful and ethereal Angélique was “as stupid as a basket”. Louis became embarrassed every time she opened her mouth. But that didn’t stop him from experiencing a rejuvenating renewal of sexual energy.
She became pregnant. She had a miscarriage and died a slow death from bleeding.
Note: Angélique was known as La Fontages. Today she is best remembered for a hairstyle she created when she and the King were out hunting. Her hat became tangled with a tree branch and she then tied up her hair with a ribbon leaving lovely tendrils of curls on her shoulders. It is known at a “fontage”.
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.