Marie-Antoinette's best likeness

Catherine Delors offers us this for today...

This portrait shows Marie-Antoinette in 1788, when she was 33. It was painted by Adolf Ulrik Wermuller, a Swede who was a member of the Royal Academy in Paris.

Indeed, according to Madame Campan's Memoirs, this is, along with the more famous portrait of the Queen with her children by Madame Vigee-Lebrun, the best likeness of Marie-Antoinette.

Madame Campan, as the Queen's Premiere Femme de Chambre, or First Chambermaid, saw Marie-Antoinette on a daily basis. I trust her judgment on the matter of the likeness,

Thanks and a Tip of the beret to Catherine at Versailles and more.

Dieu Le Roy.
de Brantigny


Catherine Delors said...

Thank you so much for noticing my post, Richard!

de Brantigny said...

You are welcome. My computer is set to subscribe on your blog.