It's #leisuretime for day 30 of #bar#baroqueh ! . Les Journeés d'appartement: This small parties took place everyday before and after "le grand couvert" (royal dinner). This parties took place in the king's amd Queen's grand appartaments, with card games, concerts, billard and extravagant bouffets. . The court gathered for a concert, unknown, circa 1694 . King Louis XIV playing billard with his brother (seen backwards) the duke of Orleans and Monsieur de Armagnac, unknown, circa 1694 . The court at the sweetmeats bouffet, unknown, circa 1694. . . . . . . . . . . . #17thcentury #17thcenturyart #17thcenturyfashion #baroqueart #baroque #baroquefashion #louisxiv #kinglouisxiv #roidefrance #royaumedefrance #roilouisxiv #châteaudeclagny #châteaudeversailles #montespan #madamedemontespan #louisedelavallière
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It's #hunting and #riding for day 27 of #bar#baroquemarch ! . In France in the 17th century, women who rode wore an outfit called "devantiere". The skirt of the devantiere was split up the back to enable astride riding. In a June 1666 diary entry, Samuel Pepys describes the Maids of Honour in their riding habits of mannish coats, doublets, hats, and periwigs, "so that, only for a long petticoat dragging under their men's coats, nobody could take them for women in any point whatever". For riding side-saddle, the costume had a long, trailing petticoat or skirt. This would be looped up or replaced by an ankle-length skirt for shooting or walking. . Equestrian portrait of Elizabeth-Charlotte d'Orléans, princesse de Commercy duchesse de Lorraine by Jean Baptiste Martin, circa 1690. . . . . . . . . . . . . . #elisabethcharlottedorleans #commercy #lorraine #17thcentury #17thcenturyart #17thcenturyfashion #baroqueart #baroque #baroquefashion #louisxiv #kinglouisxiv #roidefrance #royaumedefrance #roilouisxiv #châteaudeclagny #châteaudeversailles #montespan #madamedemontespan #louisedelavallière
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It's #friendship for day 26 of #bar#baroqueh ! . Queen Maria Theresa of Spain and Louise de laVallière . Although Louise de laVallière was indeed the King's mistress, she had a pretty good relationship with the Queen, Maria Theresa of Spain, they were both very religious, but the queen was not as humble as Louise, they were both quiet but had their differences. A month after the queen mother's death in 1666, Louis showed up to the funeral mass with the queen and behind her Louise. Louise disliked the idea of being piblicly shown as "la maîtresse Royale". The queen was furious, she even demanded her husband to remove her from the court, this was one of the causes for Louise to lead  a religious penance for herself near the end of her life. This gave Louise the Queen's forgiveness, the queen thought Louise was just a religious and humble girl who had to obey the king's wishes and orders. . Portrait of Queen Maria Theresa of France, as patron of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris by Charles and Henri Beaubrun, circa 1660. . Portrait of Louise de laValliére as Diana, by Charles Beaubrun, circa 1660. . . . . . . . . . . . #17thcentury #17thcenturyart #17thcenturyfashion #baroqueart #baroque #baroquefashion #louisxiv #kinglouisxiv #roidefrance #royaumedefrance #roilouisxiv #châteaudeclagny #châteaudeversailles #montespan #madamedemontespan #louisedelavallière
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It's #mourning for day 23 of #bar#baroqueh ! . Mourning clothes were worn as a disguise so that returning spirits would fail to recognize mourners and thus confused, overlook them.  Pagan tribes believed that the spirit of the deceased escaped through the mouth. They would often hold the mouth and nose of a sick person shut, hoping to retain the spirits and delay death. This may often have had the opposite effect.  Wakes originated from the custom of keeping watch over the deceased in the hope that life would return.  Feasting after a funeral began as offerings of food being made to appease spirits after a death.  The ringing of bells and lighting of candles is to protect the living from returning spirits.  The firing of a rifle volley over the deceased mirrors the tribal practice of throwing spears into the air to ward off spirits hovering over the deceased.  Originally, holy water was sprinkled on the body to protect it from the demons.  Floral offerings were originally intended to gain favour with the spirit of the deceased.  In the 17th Century, a passing bell was rung for the dead or dying: Nine rings for a man, six rings for a woman and three rings for a child - followed by one ring for each year of the deceased life. . Portrait of Marie Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans, duchess of Berry, as a Widow, by Louis de Silvestre, circa 1714. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #17thcentury #17thcenturyart #17thcenturyfashion #baroqueart #baroque #baroquefashion #louisxiv #kinglouisxiv #roidefrance #royaumedefrance #roilouisxiv #châteaudeclagny #châteaudeversailles #montespan #madamedemontespan
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It's #dangerousliaisons for day 23 of #bar#baroqueh ! . L'affaire des Poissons: L'affaire des poissons or the poison's affair was a major murder scandal in France during the reign of King Louis XIV, Between 1677 and 1682, a number of prominent members of the aristocracy were implicated and sentenced on charges of poisoning and witchcraft The scandal reached into the inner circle of the king. It led to the execution of 36 people . The affair proper opened in February 1677 after the arrest of Magdelaine de la Grange, on charges of forgery and murder. La Grange appealed to François Michel le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois, claiming that she had information about other crimes of high importance. Louvois reported to the king, who told Gabriel Nicolas de la Reynie, who, among other things, was the chief of the Paris police, to root out the poisoners. La Reynie sought to calm the king. The subsequent investigation of potential poisoners led to accusations of witchcraft, murder and more. The most famous case was that of midwife Catherine Deshayes Monvoisin or "La Voisin", who was arrested in 1679 after she was incriminated by the poisoner Marie Bosse. La Voisin implicated a number of important individuals in the French court. These included Olympia Mancini, the Countess of Soissons, her sister the Duchess of Bouillon, François Henri de Montmorency, duke of Luzembourg, and, most importantly, the king's mistress, Madame de Montespan. Questioned while intoxicated, La Voisin claimed that Montespan had bought aphrodisiacs and performed black Masses that took place in the palace, with her in order to gain and keep the king's favor over rival lovers. She had worked with a priest named Éttiene Ghibourg. La Voisin was sentenced to death for witchcraft and poisoning, and burned at the stake on 22 February 1680. . Portrait of Madame de Montespan with her children, by Charles Delafosse and Pierre Mignard, circa 1675. Look the comentaries for more!⬇️⬇️ . . . . . . . #17thcentury #17thcenturyart #17thcenturyfashion #baroqueart #baroque #baroquefashion #louisxiv #kinglouisxiv #roidefrance #royaumedefrance #roilouisxiv #châteaudeclagny #châteaudeversailles #montespan #madamedemontespan
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It's #atcourt for day 21 of #bar#baroqueh ! . In the 17th, 18th and 19th century, royal courts were the place to see and to be seen, filled with flamboyant banquets, balls and all kind of divertiments, such as horse carroussels, masked balls and even fireworks and water expectacles, but no court was more flamboyant than Louis XIV's court at Versailles, with excentric gowns, Moliére's theater and Lully's opera, but, all the crowned heads of Europe were green of envy because of Versailles gardens, such fountains and groves have been never seen before. . Perspective View of The Grove from The Galerie Des Antiques at Versailles, by Jean-Baptiste Martin, 1688 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #17thcentury #17thcenturyart #17thcenturyfashion #baroqueart #baroque #baroquefashion #louisxiv #kinglouisxiv #roidefrance #royaumedefrance #roilouisxiv #châteaudeclagny #châteaudeversailles #montespan #madamedemontespan
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It's #opulent for day 19 of #bar#baroqueh ! . The 17th century is characteristic for the intricancy and flamboyancy of the baroque, with exquisite textiles and building materials brought form all around the world, especially in France. . Portrait Of Madame De Montespan Reclining In Front Of Gallery Of The Chateau De Clagny, by Henri Gascard, circa 1670. . . . . . . . . . . . . #17thcentury #17thcenturyart #17thcenturyfashion #baroqueart #baroque #baroquefashion #louisxiv #kinglouisxiv #roidefrance #royaumedefrance #roilouisxiv #châteaudeclagny #châteaudeversailles #montespan #madamedemontespan
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