Thursday, July 18, 2013

Illustrations of Marie Antoinette from George Washington's World by Genevieve Foster

George Washington's World by Genevieve Foster is a children's book which covers the life and times of George Washington. The book is filled with wonderful illustrations, including a number of illustrations of Marie Antoinette. Although the book's portrayal of Marie Antoinette is frustrating (there is a passage where they have her saying something akin to, "Those peasants don't know how good they have it! It's hard to be queen!"--absolutely out of character for her) the illustrations by Genevieve Foster are certainly worth a look.

(All of the following are my scans; credit goes to Genevieve Foster and Charles Scribner's Sons)

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