France has had some remarkable kings. None however have risen to the level of the king who was given the sobriquet, Sun King. Catherine Delors (this is why I read her blog) presents Le Roy Soleil and his heirs...
"...It is in fact a celebration of the Bourbon branch of the Capetian dynasty. To the far left of the painting, in the background, you can see the bronze bust of Henri IV, the first King of France of the Bourbon line, and to the left that of his son, Louis XIII..." More