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Queen Marie Antoinette of France and two of her Children Walking in The Park of Trianon
  • Queen Marie Antoinette of France and two of her Children Walking in The Park of Trianon

    TitleQueen Marie Antoinette of France and two of her Children Walking in The Park of Trianon
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 276 x 194 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 371 x 233 x 9 cm
  • DatingSigned 1785
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller, Swedish, born 1751-02-18, dead 1811-05-10
  • Depicted PersonQueen Marie Antoinette, French, born 1755, dead 1793
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Classificationpainting
  • Inventory No.NM 1032
  • AcquisitionTransferred 1865 Kongl. Museum
  • Description
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    The portrait of Marie-Antoinette with her children in the Trianon park was her gift to Gustav III, who had chosen the artist himself – his way of launching Wertmüller in Paris. Shown at the Salon in 1785, the painting was not well received. The subject exclaimed, “What, is that supposed to be me?” According to the critics, a queen could not be shown with her head on one side. Wertmüller had to adjust the portrait before it could be shipped to Sweden.