In her last letter, written the night before her execution, to her sister-in-law, Madame Elizabeth, Marie Antoinette wrote "…I have to speak to you of one thing which is very painful to my heart, I know how much pain the child must have caused you. Forgive him, my dear sister; think of his age, and how easy it is to make a child say whatever one wishes, especially when he does not understand it."
Marie Antoinette's Chou d'Amour, Louis-Charles, died in the Temple prison, at age ten.
I bought the portrait from an antique mall in Virginia when I was with Katherine, Mary, Micah. Working on making our home into a shrine. My husband is a tolerant sort.