Monday, December 1, 2008

Edward Matthew Ward - Marie Antoinette

[Marie Antoinette listening to the Act of Accusation, the day before her trial] c. 1859
oil on canvas
This was the third in a series of paintings about the French Revolution which Ward exhibited at the RA starting in 1851 and going on into the 1870's. This painting was exhibited in 1859. It was commissioned by Thomas Williams.

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