The Bourbon Dynasty: Marie Thérése of Savoy, Comtesse de Artois: The Boring ( 1756-1805)

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Marie Thérése was the second Savoyard princess to marry a grandson of Louis XV, the Conte Artois( future Charles X). The Austrian ambassador, Comte de Mercy-Argentau wrote to the Empress of Austria that she was “silent and interested in absolutely nothing.” Apparently everyone agreed with him, including Marie Thérése’ husband.

Whatever her blankness in history, she was a good mother.

Marie Thérése died in exile in 1805, 20 years before her husband became Charles X.

Note: Marie Thérése’ husband found her so repellent that her forbade her presence at the wedding of their son, the duc d’Angouleme to Marie Antoinette’s daughter.

Note on Lenticular: Boring as a glass of water. Dull as a plank.


Comtesse Artois

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.