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The first child was a daughter, so the pressure to produce an heir continued. After a miscarriage in 1779 the long-awaited son was born on 22 October 1781.  His name was Louis Joseph Xavier François,  Dauphin of France. As was custom at those days the birth took place in a room full of courtiers. It was important to have as many witnesses as possible so no one could claim the new-born baby was sneaked in the room somehow.

Birth of Louis-Xavier-François, Dauphin of France Son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette 1781

The Queen with her daughter, Madame Royale.

The Queen with her daughter, Madame Royale, circa French school

Marie Antoinette Queen of France and Navarre

EKDuncan - My Fanciful Muse: Marie Antoinette - The Royal Fashion Plates

Portrait of Madame Adélaïde by Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, 1787 - Google Search

(France) Madame Sophie, by Lié Louis Périn-Salbreux Previously thought to be a portrait of Marie-Antoinette, the painting's subject has been identified as Madame Sophie, the of eight daughters of Louis XV.

"Louis XVI donnant ses instructions à La Pérouse". Huile sur toile de Nicolas-André Monsiau, 1817, Château de Versailles. La Pérouse, debout devant la carte, est accompagné, au fond, de Marchainville et Boutevilliers, deux frères qui périront en 1786 dans le naufrage de leur chaloupe. Derrière le roi, le maréchal de Castries, ministre de la Marine.

"Louis XVI donnant ses instructions à La Pérouse". Huile sur toile de Nicolas-André Monsiau, 1817, Château de Versailles. La Pérouse, debout devant la carte, est accompagné, au fond, de Marchainville et Boutevilliers, deux frères qui périront en 1786 dans le naufrage de leur chaloupe. Derrière le roi, le maréchal de Castries, ministre de la Marine.

Una stampa satirica dedicata a Maria Antonietta. La Fayette giura sulla Costituzione

La propaganda pornografica usata contro Maria Antonietta nel 1700

The pornographic propaganda that was used against Marie Antoinette

Il coraggio di guardare il cielo: 21 gennaio 1793, Parigi, Piazza della Rivoluzione

Louis XVI, roi de France et de Navarre revêtu du grand costume royal en 1779

Marie Antoinette

This print shows a weary Marie Antoinette resting wearing a sheath with elaborate coiffure and veil.

courtroyale: “ Marie Antoinette and Madame Elizabeth (Louis XVI’s sister) in an embrace. (C) RMN / Stéphane Maréchalle ”

Madame Elisabeth and her sister-in-law Marie Antoinette, C by Alexandre Moitte

The Dauphin of France is separated from his mother Marie Antoinette 3rd July 1793 Louis Xvii 1785 Canvas Art - Ken Welsh Design Pics (32 x 22)

The Dauphin of France is separated from his mother Marie Antoinette 3rd July 1793 Louis Xvii 1785 Canvas Art - Ken Welsh Design Pics (32 x 22)

A wrenching moment in the life of Marie Antoinette - On July she was forcibily separated from her sickly son, Louis Charles.

From The Adventure of the German Student.  Short and Shivery

From The Adventure of the German Student. Short and Shivery

Presentation of the portrait of Marie Antoinette to Louis Auguste, Dauphin of France in front of Louis XV and the court at Versailles, 1770 by Jean-Baptiste Andre Gautier-Dagoty

A caricature of the royal family’s flight from the Tuileries Palace.

In a subtler comic, Marie stepping from Versailles to safety, bearing the King and Prince on her back, giving the French people a view up her dress in the process.

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Marie Antoinette, Life At The Court Of Versailles

Marie-Antoinette’s Harp ~ her favorite instrument (her teacher was Philippe Joseph Hinner). The harp was made by Jean-Henri Naderman, The sound board has paintings of Peace & Minerva, patroness of artists.

Le petit Roi Louis XVII arraché à sa famille

Le petit Roi Louis XVII arraché à sa famille

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