Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Portrait of Marie-Antoinette by Boze

The portrait of Queen Marie-Antoinette in court attire by Joseph Boze was commissioned by Louis XVI in 1784. Court gowns were low cut and worn with the tight grand corps corset, according to the dictates of etiquette. As with other portraits, it was copied by a variety of artists, especially as miniatures.There is also a miniature of the Queen which may be based upon the Boze portrait but it also may have been inspired by a portrait of Madame Lebrun. More HERE and HERE.


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