Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Portrait of Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France (1755 - 1793)

Portrait of Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France (1755 - 1793)
A la Reine

Noël Le Mire, French, 1724 - 1801. After a drawing by Jean Michel Moreau le Jeune, French, 1741 - 1814.

Made in Paris, France, Europe


Etching and engraving

Sheet: 12 5/8 x 9 inches (32.1 x 22.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Morris Hawkes, 1944

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Noël Le Mire's print of a portrait of Marie-Antoinette is a companion to a print depicting Louis XVI. Both works are surrounded by allegorical figures and were issued in 1774, the year that the royal couple assumed power as king and queen of France upon the death of Louis XV. Decades later, the print of Louis XVI was reissued with the king's image replaced by a portrait of Napoleon.