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MA Sleigh Rides with Princesse de Lamballe

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  • axel
    Like Marie Antoinette, the Princesse de Lamballe had pearly white skin, blue eyes, and pale golden hair, and the two young women seemed to take pleasure in
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      "Like Marie Antoinette, the Princesse de Lamballe had pearly white skin, blue eyes, and pale golden hair, and the two young women seemed to take pleasure in underscoring their resemblance through prettily co-ordinated ensembles. In the winter of 1776, after six weeks of heavy snowfalls, the friends caused a sensation by riding to the Bois de Boulogne in a horse-drawn sleigh, both of them glittering in white diamonds, adorned with powdered poufs, and snuggled under piles of fluffy white furs - all of which matched the white plumes bobbing in their horses' manes…"

      Queen of Fashion, Caroline Weber

      "It was at the time of the sleighing parties that the Queen became intimately acquainted with the Princesse de Lamballe, who made her appearance in them wrapped in fur, with all the brilliancy and freshness of the age of twenty, the image of spring, peeping from under sable and ermine…"

      Madame Campan

      posted to Mason Gross Survivor
      December 14, 2011

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      These quotes are from the blog "Mason Gross Survivor" by Dennis Budesheim.

      This was a post by Dennis to his blog on December 14, 2011 and is reposted here with his kind permission. Here is a link to this blog and post -
      http://dennisbudesheim.tumblr.com/post/14226342734/sleigh-rides-with-the-princess

      This is the second of a series of posts to this group from the Mason Gross Survivor blog. Please also see the original art work by Dennis which accompanied this post. That original artwork by Dennis is a pen and ink drawing of Marie Antoinette snuggled with Princess de Lamballe in wintry attire. You can find this original artwork as "Dennis 2: MA Sleigh Rides with Princesse de Lamballe" in
      the new album "Dennis MA drawings".
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Images_of_Marie_Antoinette/photos/album/1858968146\
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      Comments on this post and Dennis's drawings are most welcome.

      Axel
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