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Author:  Arietta [ Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Marie Antoinette as Erato

This past week, I found this lovely portrait of La Reine as Erato:
http://crossoflaeken.blogspot.com/2009/09/marie-antoinette-as-erato.html
It's quite different from all the other known portraits of her. :queen: Has anyone else seen this portrait before?

Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Marie Antoinette as Erato

I have seen it on Tea at Trianon. Do you know if this portrait was recently discovered because until today I never seen a portrait of Antoinette as Erato.

Author:  Rosalie [ Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Marie Antoinette as Erato

It's great!!!! I had never heard of it!
I'm wondering why she chose Erato among the >Muses; Erato is the Muse of love poetry, so in a way it seems fit to the Queen's grace and beauty :)

Author:  Marija Vera [ Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Marie Antoinette as Erato

She looks beautiful even if I am not sure that these themes suit her. That is because of a portrait "Marie Antoinette en vestale" which I dont like but I couldnt find it to post here. If I manage I'll scan it from the book for you to see. I find it somehow unnatural to her type of beauty especially as it was painted in 1791 when the other style of presenting herself she adopted suited her much better. Thank you Rosalie for information! Must check when this was painted.

... 88, so I suppose it is a technique. I'd like to see some similar but I dont think it will be easy to find.

Author:  Délicate fleur [ Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Marie Antoinette as Erato

Is this the one you are thinking of?
Image

There is also this one:
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Author:  Marija Vera [ Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Marie Antoinette as Erato

Oh no, these are different and the second seems so lovely. I've never seen them before, thank you for posting!

Author:  Anouk [ Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Marie Antoinette as Erato

The first one is a bit like Du Barry, maybe because of her poise. But no, her face is similar, too!

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