The Bourbon Dynasty: Marie Emilie de Joly de Choin: La Belle Poitrine ( 1670-1732)

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Marie Emilie de Joly de Choin: The second, morganatic wife of the Grand Dauphin, she definitely satisfied his taste for ugly women. Marie Emilie had a huge chest with which the Grand Dauphin played like a timpani!

In her way, she was devoted to the Grand Dauphin, sharing his taste in paintings and country living. They lived a quiet life away from court.

Upon her husband’s death Marie Emilie found that he had given her a vast fortune in his will. She declined to take the money.

Note: Marie Emilie was having a scandalous affair with one of her patroness’ guards while at the same time beginning her romance with the Grand Dauphin. The lover was exiled.



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.