Marie Antoinette - Cire Trudon

This little-known copy of Marie Antoinette of Austria is attributed to one of the Brachard brothers, the eldest, Jean-Charles-Nicolas or the youngest, Jean-Nicolas-Alexandre. This object is an idealised portrait of the Queen instead of evoking a sovereign at the height of his power. The head is slightly turned to the right; the shoulders are covered with a windrow of fabric for a natural effect; she wears a crown decorated with a wreath and a row of pearls. As one of the most famous and controversial women in French history, Marie Antoinette was the subject of many artistic representations. Many precious pieces disappeared during the French Revolution. Fortunately, some copies survived the upheavals of time.