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Louis XV & Madame de Pompadour at the Bal des If

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Louis XV & Madame de Pompadour at the Bal des If “The ball for the Dauphin’s marriage was perhaps the most splendid ever known in all the history of Versailles,” Nancy Mitford writes in her 1954 biography, “Madame Pompadour.” The celebrated Yew Tree Ball, a masked ball held in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles on […]