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Title

Marie Antoinette

1777

Artists

Jean-François Janinet

France

1752 - 01 Nov 1814

  • 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Jean-François Janinet

    Works in the collection

    1

    Artist information
    after Jean-Baptiste-André Gautier-Dagoty

    Works in the collection

    1

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 4 publications