The Bourbon Dynasty: Marie Josephine of Savoy: The Closeted ( 1753-1810)

$ 750.00

Marie Josephine arrived at Versailles at the age of 17 to marry the portly Louis Stanislas, the brother of the Dauphin and future Louis XVI. Her new husband found her filthy.

Marie Josephine was essentially ignored by the entire court. She became morose and swiftly became an alcoholic. She fell in love with Madame de Gourbillion and their passionate love affair lasted a lifetime.

She died of dropsy(an accumulation of liquids in the body) surrounded by the exiled French court who hated her.

Note: Louis Stanislas was forced to buy the incriminating letters to her lesbian lover when he returned to France to sit on the throne.



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.