Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sr. Louise of Moret

This painting was done in 1680. Sr. Louise was a Benedictine nun living in France. How I wish there was more known about her. All that history really gives us is a legend that she was the illegitimate daughter of Queen Maria Theresa. This of course is ridiculous. It was impossible to carry on an undetected affair in Versaille and the Queen was known to be a deeply pious, no nonsense woman. How Sr. Louise got to France and her life in the convent is just one of those mysteries of history.

1 comment:

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

She was 68 years old at death.