This little-known copy of Marie-Antoinette of Austria is attributed to one of the Brachard brothers, either the eldest, Jean-Charles-Nicolas, or the youngest, Jean-Nicolas-Alexandre. This object is an idealized portrait of the queen instead of the evocation of a sovereign at the height of her power. The head is slightly turned to the right; the shoulders are covered with a swath of fabric for a natural effect; she is wearing a crown decorated with a fleur-de-lis and a row of pearls. As one of the most famous and controversial women in French History, Marie-Antoinette was the object of many artistic representations. Many valuable pieces disappeared during the French Revolution. Fortunately, some copies have survived the upheavals of time.
As part of its collaboration with the Réunion des Musées Nationaux (The French National Museum Organization), Cire Trudon presents reproductions in various colored waxes.
Key Ingredients: Vegetal Wax, Cotton Wick
Approx. 10" H
A French candlemaker founded in 1643, Cire Trudon was the provider of the royal court of Louis XIV, as well as most of the great churches of France.
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