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Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France
  • Louis Cournerie (1820 - 1897)
  • Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France
  • France
  • c. 1840 - 1870
  • Miniature
  • Watercolour on ivory
  • Image size: 13.7 x 8.6 cm
    Frame size: 21.4 x 12.2 cm
  • Signature: 'L. Cournerie'
    Inscription: 'Marie Antoinette, / reine de France et de Navarre, / née à Vienne le 2 Novembre 1755, / morte à Paris le 16 Octobre 1793' Ink, 19th century hand
  • M95
  • Boudoir Cabinet
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Cournerie painted pastiches of eighteenth-century portraits. This miniature is presumably a copy after an eighteenth-century painting, but the original has not been identified. The vase by the sitter is decorated with a portrait bust in profile of Marie-Antoinette's husband, Louis XVI. Another portrait of Marie-Antoinette by Cournerie is M94.