Catherine Monvoisin, or Montvoisin, née Deshayes, known as "La Voisin" (c. 1640 – February 22, 1680), was a French fortune teller, poisoner and an alleged sorceress, one of the chief personages in the affaire des poisons, during the reign of Louis XIV.
La photo d'identité, cause perdue des photographes ? (I have no idea what this french article is about, but I thought this picture was so cute. You never see antique photos like this.) :)
Anne d'Autriche et Louis XIV
Ouroboros - An ancient serpent swallowing its own tail and forming a circle.
Louis XVI (1754-1793), last portrait before his execution, painted by Joseph Ducreux (Musée Carnavalet)
Juho Rissanen: The Fortune-Teller, 1899. #Ateneum Art Museum. Juho Rissanen was one of the first Finnish painters, whose parents were servants. At that time artists usually came from gentry. Models for this painting came from Antikkala house in Kuopio. Topic was international as hand reading wasn't appreciated locally due to religious reasons. It was one of two paintings (the other being Blind, 1899) by Juho Rissanen to be featured at Exposition #Universelle 1900 aka the World's Fair in…
Catherine Deshayes, dite la Voisin (1624-1680) article about her execution
A Fortune-Teller - Joshua Reynolds
Marie Angélique de Scorailles (1661 – 28 June 1681) was a French noblewoman and one of the many mistresses of Louis XIV. A lady-in-waiting to his sister-in-law the Duchess of Orléans, she caught the attention of the Sun King and became his lover in 1679. She died as a result of childbirth.
B.O.T.A. Builders of the Adytum's founder Paul Foster Case