The Bourbon Dynasty: Marie Anne of Bavaria: The Pathetic ( 1660-1690)

$ 750.00

Marie Anne of Bavaria : This poor princess was ugly by the standards of her time. She had a large, bulbous nose and rotten teeth. But she was well educated and spoke fluent French and Italian. She was a graceful dancer and a clean eater(!).

Her husband, Le Grand Dauphin was delighted with his bride.

She gave birth to a son, the Duc de Bourgogne in a crowded bedroom during a heat wave. She was in labor for two days.

Note: After giving birth, the exhausted Marie Anne was covered with a freshly flayed sheep skin. Nancy Mitford noted that the Dauphine was probably past caring.



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.