Inspired by the centuries growing radical idea and the financial conditions of the poor, the French Revolution from 1789 until 1799 saw the end of absolute monarchy in France, the terror of the guillotine, the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte and a global conflict that extended from the Caribbean to the Middle East. These headless portraits testify to the juxtaposition of ideals and brutality seen during the period. Marie Antoinette (2 November 1755 – 16 October 1793), by her marriage to Louis XVI (23 August 1754 – 21 January 1793) was Queen of France and Navarre from 1774 to 1792. Initially charmed by her personality and beauty, the French people eventually came to hate her, naming her Madame Déficit. Despite France’s financial crises her lavish spending continued, the same crises would eventually trigger the French Revolution. Nine months after Louis XVI’s execution, Marie Antoinette was herself tried, and convicted of revolutionary treason and executed by guillotine on 16 October 1793.
Headless Portraits: Queen Marie Antoinette
Original art on wooden plaques, and sealed in encaustic wax.
Avaliable on large plaque or small plaque.
Large Size: Width 10" x Height 13.5" $65.00
Small Size: Width 3.5" x Height 4.5" $25.00
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