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Marie Antoinette (baptised Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna (or Maria Antonia Josephina Johanna); 2 November 1755 – 16 October 1793) was an Archduchess of Austria and the Queen of France and of Navarre. She was the fifteenth and penultimate child of Holy Roman Empress Maria Theresa and Holy Roman Emperor Francis I.
Marie Antoinette at age 12 by Martin van Meytons, circa 1767 - 1768..... #portrait #art
A morbid portrait of Marie Antoinette to be sure, but I think painting her AFTER her beheading speaks to how the people of France viewed her.
Marie Antoinette 1755-1793. Queen of France during the French Revolution. She lost her head! Misunderstood throughout history - it's unlikely she ever said 'Let them eat cake' when referring to the starving people.
Marie Antoinette beheaded french revolution 18th century art costume fashion