Art of the Rose of Versailles

The Rose of Versailles is an animation series produced by Tokyo Movie Shinsha and directed by Tadao Nagahama and Osamu Dezaki in 1979. The anime was based on the homonym manga series written and illustrated by Riyoko Ikeda. The pictures on this page are a collection of artworks created for this series and for the original manga.


General Jarjayes, despaired over never getting a son (he had six daughters), decides to raise his youngest daughter (Oscar François de Jarjayes) as a man. He trained her well in the arts of fencing, horsemanship, and medieval combat. Oscar often practiced her skills with her best friend, companion and (technically) servant, André Grandier, whom she almost always defeated. André is the grandson of her nanny and thus they spent most of their time together..