Claude de Vin des Œillets by ? (location unknown to gogm)

Louis XIV was a busy man. According to her Wikipedia article, Claude de Vin was a companion to Madame de Montespan, but that did not deter Louis. Claude de Vin bore his child, Louise de Maisonblanche, in 1676. She was involved in the poison plot, protected by Louis and Colbert, and retired comfortably in 1678.

From the lost gallery's photostream on flickr.

Mme. de Vin looks about 40, her age at about the time of her affair with King Louis. She wears a brocade bodice from which a torrent of lace erupts.

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