After ELISABETH LOUISE VIGÉE-LEBRUN (French, 1755-1842)
    Portrait of Marie Antoinette
    Oil on canvas
    42-1/4 x 34-3/4 inches (107.3 x 88.3 cm) oval

    This portrait is after the original at the Château de Versailles, France.

    Condition Report*:

    Wax-re-lined and re-varnished canvas with overall craquelure, commensurate with age; slight frame abrasion around edges and divet along upper right edge; under UV examination, heavy varnish masks older restorations, which appear to be throughout background, tree, and skirt; newer in-painting in Marie Antoinette's forehead, left curls, chin, neck, necklace, chest, arm, and hands; in-painting lining her arms and hands and around the flowers; a 6 x 4" region of in-painting in background to the right of her chest; frame dimensions:  51 x 41.5"

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2010
    10th Wednesday
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