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    Sale 5914

    Christie's Interiors

    30 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 227

    A FRENCH WHITE MARBLE BUST OF MARIE ANTOINETTE

    LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH WHITE MARBLE BUST OF MARIE ANTOINETTE
    LATE 19TH CENTURY
    23 in. (58.5 cm.) high


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    This celebrated portrait bust of Marie-Antoinette, wearing a bas-relief medallion of Louis XVI, was popularised in the l9th century by the version executed in the 1840s for Versaille's Galeries Historiques established by Louis-Philippe (d.1848) and copied from the original exhibited at the 1783 Salon by the sculptor Felix Lecomte (d.1817), a pupil of Falconnet.

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