Sandro Botticelli,The Birth of Venus (details)
Dinner dress, Emile Pingat, silk brocade, lace and satin, 1878, French.
Gustav Klimt - Water Serpents II, c.1907
Bone room in the Paris catacombs
… [Louis XVI] spoke to his august consort in an infinitely cordial and tender manner, saying among other things that he loved her with all his heart and that he could swear to her he had never had the least feeling or sentiment for any woman, but for her alone.
—Ambassador Mercy to Maria Theresa, 17 June 1779.
[translation: Nesta Webster, Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette Before the French Revolution]
Jacques-Louis David - Cupid and Psyche (1817)