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After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856)

'Marie Antoinette' 1857-58

Albumen print? | RCIN 2160803

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Photograph of a painting by Paul Delaroche, created in 1851. Inspired by Marie Antoinette's (1755-93) sentencing in 1793, the work depicts the French queen full-length in a courtroom. She stands facing slightly to the right, looking resigned with her hands hanging on her side. She wears a light shawl over a plain dark dress. Three armed guards are escorting her, while an audience is watching behind the bar at the far right. 

  • Creator(s)

    After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856) (artist)

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Queen Marie Antoinette, consort of Louis XVI, King of France (1755-93)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert 

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs