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19th Century Marble Bust of 'Marie Antoinette'19th Century Marble Bust of 'Marie Antoinette'19th Century Marble Bust of 'Marie Antoinette'

Bust of 'Marie Antoinette'
After the original by Felix Lecomte

Constructed in Carrara statuary marble, the bust of the Queen is set on a truncated fluted column, supported by a square base. She is depicted as proud representing her office as queen for nine years, at twenty-eight years old and mother of two children. She is draped in royal garments with a fleur-de-lis pattern and wears a large medallion showing the profile of Louis XVI.

French, Circa 1880

Studied under Falconet and Vasse; exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1769-1793; winner on two occasions of the Prix de Rome; teacher at the Acadamie des Beaux-Arts from 1792; member of the Institute Francais in 1810. The original was sculpted and presented at the Salon in 1783 and is currently located at the Central Corps, Queen's Apartment Marie-Antoinette's Room at Versailles (inventory MV 2123).

Reference; Benezit, published by Editions Grund, 2006

Item ID:8836

32" (81 cm)
17" (43 cm)
11.5" (29 cm)
19th Century

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    19th Century Marble Bust of 'Marie Antoinette'

    £12,500 GBP   ~ $15,863 USD