When I was at the museum yesterday I came across this artwork for the cover of the Canadian Home Journal February 1935.
This is Madame de Pompadour who was the official chief mistress of Louis XV from 1745-1751 and friend of the King until her death in 1764.
Interesting story. At age 9, a fortune teller predicted Jeannne would some day reign over the heart of a King. As a commoner she was then groomed to be the mistress being taught dance, drawing, painting, theatre and the arts.
She became a major force politically, socially and a big supporter of the arts.
Louis XV remained devoted to Pompadour nursing her while she had tuberculosis which took her life.
This is a great love story and more.
Happy Valentine's Day.

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posted February 14th, 2018  
A wonderful story for Valentine's Day. I remember some stories I read about Louis XIV while I was in college, and they were pretty amazing. And then of course there is Louis XVI!
posted February 15th, 2018  
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posted February 15th, 2018  
@nanderson @janeandcharlie @kwind @bruni Glad you enjoyed the pic and story. Very different time and life style.
@onewing Thx for the heads up.
posted February 15th, 2018  
Such a wonderful love story and beautifully taken.
posted February 15th, 2018  
Such an interesti,g love story! I love hearing historical stories!
posted February 16th, 2018  
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