Marie-Gabrielle Capet - Self-Portrait, 1783. Capet’s name appeared as one of the 21 women who displayed works in the Salon of 1791, immediately after the French Revolution. In addition its light Rococo sensuality, her Self-Portrait (created when the artist was 22 years old) also reveals a direct, simple expression that prefigures the styles of the coming age.
Satirical popular cartoon depicting Ma. Antoinette & Louis XVI as the same beast with 2 heads. Marie Antoinette is 1 of the most famous historical figures. Best known for her lavishly extravagant lifestyle & death at the hands of the French Revolution, she has become a part of pop culture. Historians have long debated if she was the cause of the French Revolution or with more sympathetic eyes, if she was treated unjustly, as a scapegoat.
Portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte as First Consul, ca. 1803 by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780–1867). Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821) was a French military & political leader who rose to prominence during the latter stages of the French Revolution & its associated wars in Europe. As Napoleon I, he was Emperor of the French from 1804 to 1815, the first monarch of France bearing the title emperor since 887.
Marie Antoinette, Queen of France (b.1755-d.16 October 1793 by guillotine, age 37) and two of her children (detail) by Louise Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun - the Queen's daughter Marie Thérèse Charlotte of France, was the only member of the family to survive the French Revolution.