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"Bonbonnière" with a Regatta Scene

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Description Portrayed is a regatta at the queen's "hameau," or little village. To escape the formality of the court, Marie Antoinette had the hameau constructed on the grounds of Versailles behind her little palace, the Petit Trianon. It was there that she liked to pretend to lead a peasant's life and to undertake such tasks as making cheese. Today, visitors can still visit the pond, the Marlborough Tower, and some of the farm buildings.
  • Objects of Vertu: Precious Works of the Eighteenth Century. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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ca. 1783
horn, gold mounts and inlay, gouache on paper
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
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Diam: 1 1/8 x D: 3 1/4 in. (2.9 x 8.3 cm)
  • France (Place of Origin)
  • France, Versaille, Petit Hameau de la Reine (Place Depicted)
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