01.13Marie Antoinette's Gossip Guide to the 18th Century: 01.13

January 27, 2013

Pride and Prejudice Turns 200 years old


Seems like a good reason to revisit the book!

A fun fact regarding pride and prejudice:


January 24, 2013

Marie Antoinette on fashion


Marie Antoinette has something to say in the defense of fashion!


January 17, 2013

Epiphany in Amsterdam, 1732

Bernard Picart, Star of the Magi paraded through Amsterdam (Epiphany). 1732, illustration/engraving. The Warburg Institute Library.
Happy holidays!

Here are some details from Bernard Picart's Star of theMagi paraded through Amsterdam, which he made in 1732.

January 15, 2013

How did Marie Antoinette deal with everyday ridiculousness?


Did Marie Antoinette have a sense of humor?

January 10, 2013

"At seven we play cards til nine" An Evening at Versailles


The ceremonial rituals of daily life at Versailles were demanding, thorough and incredibly important.


January 08, 2013

18th century art: Morning and Night

Versailles Sept 1. 2014, Sun rising. Photography by @simonmirren 

Pierre-Antoine Baudoüin's scandalous paintings, one called Morning and the other Night.