Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Barbara Cartland: Diane De Poitiers
Barbara Cartland writes the story of Diane De Poitiers who was born in 1500 and after her husband's death, became the mistress of Henri, Duke of Orleans, who was 18 years younger than her!
Francis Marshall illustrates Diane in a unique pose with her unclothed and wearing a fortune in pearls and a miniature of the Duke. We see a pretty woman with pale skin and draped in a red cloth. I like the fact that we see a country scene behind her, since she loved the outdoors. The gallant in blue must be Henri!