Tuesday, October 16, 2012

In memorial for French Queen Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette 2 November 1755 – 16 October 1793


  1. Do we know who painted this portrait? The queen looks quite modest and studious.

    Poor Marie Antoinette was born at the wrong time and married into the wrong royal family. If her mother had known the Revolution was coming, she should have kept her daughter in Vienna.

  2. Hi the original painting was done by one of my favorite artist Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun. This is a 19th century pastel copy of the original oil portrait. Marie Antoinette is modest and studious in this portrait and is wearing a robe anglais a more comfortable less formal English style dress that she made fashionable in France.

  3. I had forgotten that she was executed on my brother's birthday. So sad.

    Hoping you are well, my friend!?



  4. Hi Divine Theatre, It is so nice to Hear from you. Since bloger has change I don't see friends post like I use to in the past. Marie Antoinette's birthday is coming up Nov 2th.