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Author:  ShaktiValkyrie [ Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:24 am ]
Post subject:  Portrait of Marie-Antoinette in Romania

Today was the first time I saw this picture. Wow, in contrast to all the others, it's very sharp and dark. http://www.ladyreading.net/marieantoine ... ie186.jpeg

Author:  Délicate fleur [ Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:11 am ]
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It is sharp - you can recognise her features, but it is a rather strange portrait. It is kept in Romania, do you mean? Antoinette never travelled outside France after her arrival.

Author:  dreamoutloud [ Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:23 am ]
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That is a strange portrait. Are you sure it's her? It really does look like her, but those Hapsburg features really did run in the family. Could it be one of her ancestors? The dress is distinctly 17th century, probably 1630-50. It could be a fancy dress portrait, but it's definitely an odd style of painting for the late 18th century.

Author:  Délicate fleur [ Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:45 am ]
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dreamoutloud wrote:
That is a strange portrait. Are you sure it's her? It really does look like her, but those Hapsburg features really did run in the family. Could it be one of her ancestors? The dress is distinctly 17th century, probably 1630-50.

You make a very good point, dear. I never seen this attributed to anyone else, so I can make neither conclusion. :help:

Author:  Marija Vera [ Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:30 pm ]
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She reminds me on Marie Tharesia. It is an unusual portrait.

Author:  ShaktiValkyrie [ Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:53 pm ]
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That's one of the things I also found odd was her dress. The only thing I could think of is maybe she's dresses for a play.
Here's what she says about it.
Quote:
Unkwon artist, Bruckenthal Collection, Sibiu, Romania
This strange portrait of Marie-Antoinette is kept in Romania, at the Bruckenthal Collection in Sibiu. Unfortunately I don't have any other information about it.

It's the bottom photo on this page: http://www.ladyreading.net/marieantoinette/det2-en.html


Also, I know this is silly, but I can't find the gallery here. Can someone lead me to it?

Author:  Délicate fleur [ Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:03 am ]
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http://marie-antoinette.org/Galleries/Galleries.html

Author:  ShaktiValkyrie [ Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:49 am ]
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Thank you. I thought it would be something as easy as that :oops:

Author:  Délicate fleur [ Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:28 am ]
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Well, the mystery deepens. On here: http://marie-antoinettequeenoffrance.blogspot.com/2008/09/family-tree-meet-maries-family-from-top.html I found the portrait cited as Marie Antoinette's grandmother, Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.

Author:  ShaktiValkyrie [ Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:26 am ]
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Humm, thanks for posting that!! It would make more sense if her was her grandmother, with the dress and all. It's amazing how much they look a like!!
It's one thing for siblings to look a like, but Marie Antoinette would then have the blood of 2 different men (grandfather and father) and to still come out to look just like her. :o
Again, thanks for the link, I haven't seen it before, I know where I am going to be spending most of my time tomorrow! LOL :)

Author:  Princess Ninotchka [ Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:56 am ]
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I love her dress in this portrate, I wish they made dresses like that now days! I would totally ware them! :love: :mrgreen:

Author:  Therese [ Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:19 pm ]
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I am fairly certain that portrait is of her grandmother, Empress Elisabeth Christine.

Author:  Christophe [ Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:21 pm ]
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That is most definitely not Marie Antoinette.

Author:  dreamoutloud [ Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:30 pm ]
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Mystery solved, thank you.

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