the white dauphine?


according to rumor, this famous picture of m@ isn’t of the last dauphine at all…it’s actually a likeness of Madame Elizabeth, Louis XVIs younger sister, princess of France.

now if I can only remember where I read this information so I can cite it…[yes, I know I’m horrible with citation!]

But go on, look close. The face doesn’t really look like ‘Toinette anyhow?

What do you think? M@ or Madame Elizabeth?

About ♔ la dauphiine ♔

Connecticut-based jewelry monger, history buff, Mets fan. On the hum-drum side, call me a lauded poet, novelist and ghost-writer. (That's right, I haunt prose.)
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7 Responses to the white dauphine?

  1. I’m going to give you a break on the citation! i don’t think it’s her either!


  2. pedmar10 says:

    not that i am a arts critic to determine a photo but I am certain its Madame Elizabeth in her library at the maison elizabeth up ave de paris in Versailles, my town of 10 yrs and visited both places chateau and house. The house now is no where what it once was, but pictures do tell there of what it was.


    • You are AWESOME! Merci buckets! Not only have you pin-pointed the painting down to the geographical cross street, you’ve proven that I didn’t dream that article that I read saying it was Mme. E!

      You lived in the town of Versailles for 10 years? Please dish! I’ve been considering taking up there for a few months to refine my French. Then maybe to Paris…

      Let’s take a look at some more pics of la Princesse Elizabeth!


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