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Marie's "feathers" really make this an interesting portrait.

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A miniature portrait of Marie Antoinette by Pierre Adolphe-Hall. 18th century.

Miniature portrait of Marie Antoinette by Pierre Adolphe-Hall, circa century.

Marie Antoinette playing her harp. Her Imperial family in Austria was one that thoroughly enjoyed music. Antonia herself learned to play the harpsichord, spinet and clavichord, as well as the harp, taught by Gluck. During the family's musical evenings, she would sing French songs and Italian arias. She also excelled at dancing – an accomplishment often remarked by those who saw her.

Marie Antoinette playing her harp. Her Imperial family in Austria was one that…

1783 Marie Antoinette holding a rose by Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-Lebrun (Versailles)  This 1783 Vigée-Le Brun work may be the most well-known portrait of Marie-Antoinette. It was quickly painted in an attempt to calm the controversy caused by the "muslin portrait." Vigée-Lebrun painted many copies. Elements of the "muslin portrait" are retained - she wears a hat and holds a rose while wearing a bertha with two flounces and a skirt with two flounces.

1783 Marie Antoinette holding a rose by Elisabeth-Louise Vigee-Lebrun (Versailles)

Vintage Marie Antoinette postcard

Vintage Marie Antoinette postcard - obviously not used in her lifetime, but I do love this rendering of her.

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