Marie Antoinette of France
Marie Antoinette of France
by Émile Desmaisons, printed by François Le Villain, published by Edward Bull, published by Edward Churton, after Elisabeth-Louise Vigée-Le Brun
hand-coloured lithograph, 1834
19 1/4 in. x 14 1/8 in. (488 mm x 358 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Sitterback to top
- Marie Antoinette of France (1755-1793), Queen of Louis XVI of France. Sitter in 12 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Edward Bull (active circa 1800-1841), Publisher. Artist associated with 27 portraits.
- Edward Churton (1812-1885), Publisher. Artist associated with 21 portraits.
- Émile Desmaisons (1812-1880), Lithographer. Artist associated with 27 portraits.
- François Le Villain (active 1820s-1830s), Lithographic printer. Artist associated with 26 portraits.
- Elisabeth-Louise Vigée-Le Brun (1755-1842), Painter. Artist associated with 19 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (26 Holles Street, Cavendish Square, London)
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Events of 1834back to top
Current affairsSir Robert Peel, Tory, replaces Whig Lord Melbourne as Prime Minister, promising measured reform in a shift from reactionary 'Tory' to more measured 'Conservative' politics (he had voted for the 1832 Reform Act).
Trial of Tolpuddle Martyrs, six labourers transported to Australia after trying to raise funds for workers in need by forming a Friendly Society.
Art and scienceCharles Babbage's invents the Analytic Machine. Considered to be the forerunner to the modern computer, the machine was able to make automatic mathematical calculations.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton publishes his hugely popular, but now largely neglected, novel Last Days of Pompeii, set in the Italian city at the time of Mount Vesuvius' eruption in 79AD.
InternationalDom Miguel I, King of Portugal, is defeated by his brother Pedro IV, in the Portuguese civil war.
Slavery is abolished in the British dominions, although slaves still working are indentured to their former owners in an 'apprenticeship' system; the philanthropist Joseph Sturge was a prominent critic of the policy, which was abolished in 1838. Whilst slave owners received compensation, slaves received nothing.
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