Thursday, March 7, 2013
17th Century Amazonian Interiors
"Interiors of elegant homes were decorated with paintings of Amazons and other ancient heroines. Between 1637 and 1642, the flamboyant Marie de Cosse Brissac, marechale de La Meilleraye, embellished her study with a series of portraits of deadly heroines, including three Amazon queens. She was not alone in this interest; no less a personage than the queen regent of France, Anne of Austria, intended to create such a gallery for herself." 
And, in searching the web, I could not locate the paintings of Marie de Cosse Brissac, marechale de La Meilleraye, nor of the French queen. These are either lost to time, or difficult to locate. If anyone knows where I can view them, please let me know.
  John Lynn II, Women, Armies, and Warfare in Early Modern Europe. (New York:
Cambridge University Press, 2008.), 167.
Great T-Shirts and More!
See other gifts available on Zazzle.