Louis XV, and Damiens.

Damiens

Louis XV, and Damiens.

"The same licence in the treatment and application of forms is also displayed in secular buildings. The façades and their details were especially treated with the greatest freedom, and the original construction intention of the latter was no longer a matter of consideration. [This image] gives an example of the Roccoco style as applied to dwelling houses."

Façade at Paris in the style of Louis XV

"The same licence in the treatment and application of forms is also displayed in secular buildings.…

Louis XV.

Louis XV

Louis XV.

Louis XV, and the Ambassador of Holland.

Louis XV

Louis XV, and the Ambassador of Holland.

This is an illustration of the Marchioness de Pompadour. She was the mistress of Louis XV., in whose affections she succeeded Madame de Chateauroux; the daughter of a financier; born in 1720.

Pompadour

This is an illustration of the Marchioness de Pompadour. She was the mistress of Louis XV., in whose…