Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette Arriving at a Church, Possibly Notre Dame

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Artist or maker

Unknown

Date

1775-1780 {nd}

Dated to subject and fashion

Place of production

  • Paris, France

Medium

  • etching on paper, hand-coloured in watercolour and bodycolour

Type of object

  • etchings

Accession number

4232.1.5.4

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This print depicts the arrival of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette at a church, possibly Notre Dame. The couple are greeted by the Archbishop of Paris wearing a medal of the Order of the Holy Spirit. Behind them are town buildings.

Marie-Antoinette wears a tall hair style surmounted by a turban-style hat. She carries a fan in her left hand. Two boys are behind her, holding up her dress. Louis, pictured to her right, wears a red coat with a light blue sash. Soldiers in uniform form a line between the royal couple and the onlookers depicted in the background. The image is etched and hand coloured in watercolour and bodycolour.

Physical description

Dimensions (mm) / weight (mg)

183 x 156 (sheet size), 222 x 188 (mount size)

Physical Details

single sheet mounted on laid paper, image size: 183 x 156 (sheet trimmed within plate mark)

History

Part of

  • Tableaux de la révolution: A collection of eighteenth and nineteenth century French, German, English, Italian and Austrian prints related to the French Revolution, bound in four volumes. 4232.1-3

Provenance

  • Acquired by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (b.1839, d.1898) before 1897; inherited by his sister Alice de Rothschild (b.1847, d.1922); inherited by her great-nephew James de Rothschild (b.1878, d.1957); bequeathed to Waddesdon The Rothschild Collection (The National Trust) in 1957.

Collection

  • Waddesdon (National Trust)
  • Bequest of James de Rothschild, 1957