10.12Marie Antoinette's Gossip Guide to the 18th Century: 10.12

October 28, 2012

Versailles and Antiquity #exhibition

The newest exhibition featured at the Palace of Versailles will bring over 200 art objects together that trace the inspirations classic antiquity held over Versailles. The exhibition will feature art works that have not been to Versailles since their removal during the time of the Revolution. It will be on view from November 13 2012-March 17 2013.

October 22, 2012

Stylish Artist Marguérite Gérard: a portrait from 1793

François Dumont, Marguérite Gérard. 1793 Miniature Painted on ivory. The Wallace Collection.

A stunning portrait of the 18th century lady artist, Marguérite Gérard. More details of this gorgeous painting below!


October 11, 2012

A Pair of Glazed Biscuit Porcelain Wall Lights [1750]

Pair of wall lights, French. 18th century [ca. 1750], Glazed biscuit Chinese porcelain parrots of K'ang Hsi period; soft-paste Vincennes porcelain flowers; 19th-century hard-paste flowers; gilt-bronze.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

October 08, 2012

Remembering Marie Antoinette's Wedding [1793]

Here is an interesting account from 1793 regarding the wedding of Marie Antoinette and Louis Auguste, in an effort to make out the dauphine's character...