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…

Hats by Madame Bertin  (Milliner to Marie Antoinette & the French Court) 1786

Hats by Madame Bertin (Milliner to Marie Antoinette & the French Court) 1786

The Coronation of Louis XVI. Detail of Marie Antoinette with her ladies in the grandstand.

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Detail of Marie Antoinette and ladies from The Coronation of Louis XVI -- I can imagine that one of the ladies accompanying Antoinette is Marie Therese, Princess Lamballe

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Hats by Madame Bertin  (Milliner to Marie Antoinette & the French Court)1788

Hats by Madame Bertin (Milliner to Marie Antoinette & the French

Hats by Madame Bertin  (Milliner to Marie Antoinette & the French Court)1776

Hats by Madame Bertin (Milliner to Marie Antoinette the French

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