Description This miniature may be copied from a now-lost portrait of Marie-Antoinette by Anne Vallayer-Coster, who was one of the queen's favorite artists. Vallayer-Coster was celebrated for her still lifes, but she received several important portrait commissions from the royal family, perhaps due to the favor shown her by Marie-Antoinette. However, Vallayer-Coster's floral still-life miniatures are done with an exquisite technique that is far superior to that found in this portrait. See Notes field
|6/24/1964||Examination||examined for condition.|
Provenance A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., Baltimore, 1963, by bequest; Walters Art Museum, 1963, by gift.
Credit Gift of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., in memory of Abraham Jay Fink, 1963
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