SOPHIE DAWES
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Photos, portraits and maps to accompany your reading of the novel THE TESTAMENT OF SOPHIE DAWES

The French - major players in the drama of Sophie Dawes



A selection of portraits of French noblemen, courtiers and politicians referred to in the novel The Testament of Sophie Dawes. These appear mostly in the testament letter when Sophie details her history and spectacular life in post-revolutionary France.
Condés.
We begin with the Condés, three generations. Sophie’s paramour was Louis Henri, shown in the first 2 pictures. His son and father are shown in the next two.
portrait of elderly French nobleman, Louis Henri de Bourbon, Prince de Condé
Louis Henri de Bourbon, as Prince of Condé
 Louis Henri Joseph de Bourbon, Prince of Condé
Louis Henri de Bourbon, Prince de Condé
portrait of young 19th century nobleman, the Duc_d'Enghien
Louis Henri’s son the Duc d'Enghien
painting of young French nobleman, standing, looking over shoulder, Louis Joseph de Bourbon
Louis Henri’s father, Louis Joseph de Bourbon, Prince of Condé, in his prime

Important others ....



More very important men who play a part in the story during Sophie’s life in France - including no less than three kings. She did not know them all, but their influence on her life was profound.
Also, her husband, the Baron de Feucheres, and Monsieur Talleyrand. Key figures.
portrait of French King Louis XVIII
Louis Stanislas Xavier, Comte de Provence, King Louis XVIII with the Restoration of the monarchy in 1814
portrait of King Charles X of France
Charles X, King of France,1825
19th century painting, full length, of French nobleman, military uniform, Louis Philippe
Louis Philippe, King of the French
19th-century portrait, man in uniform, Baron de Feucheres
Adrien Victor, Baron de Feuchères
portrait of the French statesman Talleyrand
Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord

Victims of revolution ...



Some other images of interest show the ill-fated Louis XVI, Queen Marie Antoinette and their son, Louis Charles, the uncrowned king Louis XVII of France.
painting of Marie Antoinette in room with attendants
Queen Marie Antoinette by Heinrich Lossow
18th-century portrait of King Louis XVI of France, red tunic, white wig
18th-century portrait of King Louis XVI of France by Antoine-Francois Callet
potrait of young 18th-century boy, richly clothed, Louis Charles
The Dauphin, Louis Charles, by Alexander Kucharsky, 1792

Other items of significance …



Of interest to readers of the story, especially regarding the claim of Karl Wilhelm Naundorf and the fate of the young Dauphin during (or perhaps also following) the revolution.
Picture of French peasant farmer Thomas Martin in conversation with an angel in long coat
The farmer Thomas Martin in conversation with his angel
two black & white portraits of Louis XVI and Naundorff side by side
A comparison between the features of Louis XVI (left) and the man who claimed to be his son, Karl Wilhelm Naundorff
side by side comparison of a plaster bust made of the young Dauphin Louis Charles and Karl Wilhelm Naundorf
A comparison of a plaster bust made of the young Dauphin Louis Charles (briefly Louis XVII) with the drawing of Karl Wilhelm Naundorf in later life.