Portrait of Marie Antoinette
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Marie Antoinette (1755–1793) was Queen of France, a wife of Louis XVI and a daughter of Marie Theresa and Franz I. She was condemned and executed by guillotine. The waist-length image of a woman in a low-necked dress is depicted against the darkened background. The artist mainly aimed to show the inner world of the portrayed woman. The author depicted the graceful woman's features in detail, namely dark eyebrows, expressive brown eyes, and lips with a flirtatious smile. A fashionable ashy wig is decorated with a bouquet of wildflowers, namely chamomiles and cornflowers. The figure of Marie Antoinette is slightly turned to the left. The master realistically conveyed the texture of fabric and lace. The haughty pose shows that this woman belongs to the aristocratic world. The work is done in silver tones. On the reverse side of the picture there is an author's signature: "Jose Choinicky pinxit".
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- Marie Antoinette
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