A Temple of Love

The Bagatelle is a beautiful garden pavilion built by the comte d'Artois, brother-in-law of Marie-Antoinette. Like many of the other pavilions built by the nobility for their rendezvous with their lovers, it is in a secluded spot, the Bois de Boulogne near Paris. Like the marquise and Lelio's pavilion, it has a splendid music room
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The Triumph of Venus by Francois Boucher

Mythological paintings like this one were the speciality of eighteenth-century artists like Boucher and Jean-Honore Fragonard. Similar paintings decorated the boudoirs of the period, like the "Temple of Love" belonging to Madame La Marliere in The Marquise.
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