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Title

Marie Antoinette

1777


Artists

Jean-François Janinet

France

1752 - 01 Nov 1814

after Jean-Baptiste-André Gautier-Dagoty

France

1740 - 1786


About

Janinet created this portrait of Queen Marie Antoinette of France, shown here at the age of 21, from four separate printing plates, each inked in either red, yellow or black. Janinet was a pioneer of colour printing in the 1770s. In this print he was trying to simulate the appearance of a pastel drawing by printing the multiple plates in different colours. The ornamental frame was printed on a separate sheet: the portrait print was then cut into an oval and glued into the printed frame.


Details


Date

1777


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour etching and engraving, printed in yellow, blue, red and black inks from four plates


Dimensions

41.0 x 32.0 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 2006


Location

Not on display


Accession number

53.2006


Artist information

Jean-François Janinet

Works in the collection

1

Artist information

after Jean-Baptiste-André Gautier-Dagoty

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Victor I Carlson and John W Ittmann, Regency to Empire. French printmaking 1715-1814, 1984. cat.no. 66

Margaret Morgan Grasselli, Colorful impressions: the printmaking revolution in eighteenth-century France, 2003. cat.no. 39

Steve Meacham, The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Portrait of Marie Antoinette is more than just a pretty face', Sydney, 07 Jun 2006, (colour illus.).

Baron Roger Portalis and Henri Béraldi, Les graveurs du dix-huitième siècle, Paris, 1880. no. 132