Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller, 1785 - Queen Marie Antoinette of France and two of her Children Walking in The Park of Trianon - fine art print

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The work of art with the title "Queen Marie Antoinette of France and two of her Children Walking in The Park of Trianon" as an art print

Queen Marie Antoinette of France and two of her Children Walking in The Park of Trianon is a masterpiece by the painter Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller in the year 1785. The version of the masterpiece measures the size: Height: 276 cm (108,6 ″); Width: 194 cm (76,3 ″) Framed: Height: 371 cm (12,1 ft); Width: 233 cm (91,7 ″); Depth: 9 cm (3,5 ″). Furthermore, this work of art is part of the digital art collection of Nationalmuseum Stockholm located in Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden. We are delighted to mention that this public domain artpiece is included with courtesy of Nationalmuseum Stockholm & Wikimedia Commons.Furthermore, the artwork has the creditline: . What is more, the alignment of the digital reproduction is in portrait format and has a side ratio of 1 : 1.4, meaning that the length is 29% shorter than the width.

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English: Adolf Fredrik Wertmüller was commissioned by King Gustav III to paint this portrait of Marie Antoinette and two of her children. The painting was displayed at the Salon in Paris in 1785, four years before the French Revolution. Wertmüller’s autobiography explains how the portrait came about: “I travelled […] to Versailles and from there to Petit Trianon, where she spent her summers. That is where I painted portraits of her and the Princess, who was six years old at the time. The Queen welcomed me with the greatest of kindness and distinction, and gave the order that I should paint His Highness The Dauphin at La Muette [the residence of the French Crown Prince] while I was here.” […] “I then headed back to Paris and painted a large canvas of natural size and the full length of the person[s].” Wertmüller ordered two mannequins for his studio in Paris – one for the Dauphin’s portrait and one for the Princess. It was common to lend the portraitist the clothing that you wanted to be depicted in. It is therefore assumed that the costumes in which the mannequins were dressed actually belonged to the Royal children. Wertmüller also ordered a special coiffure from the Queen’s wigmaker Monsieur Léonard, and he is likely to have had access to the robe à la turque (Turkish dress) that Marie Antoinette is wearing in the portrait. Wertmüller portrays the Queen in an environment where she spent much of her time: the gardens surrounding her palace Petit Trianon, near Versailles. It is the Queen’s role as a mother that is highlighted in the portrait, in the spirit of Rousseau. This is a conscious choice, part of a strategy to change the official image of Marie Antoinette from a frivolous foreigner who loved life’s luxuries to the mother of all France. Princess Marie-Thérèse Charlotte has dropped a rose on the ground. Perhaps she pricked herself on a thorn? The dress does have small flecks of blood on it. The Dauphin is holding tightly onto his mother’s dress. Marie Antoinette was 30 years old when the portrait was painted. Louis-Joseph was four. He died three years later of tuberculosis. Marie-Thérèse Charlotte was the only member of the family to survive the Revolution. Adolf Fredrik Wertmüller målade det här porträttet av Marie Antoinette och två av hennes barn på beställning av Gustav III. Målningen ställdes ut på Salongen i Paris 1785, fyra år innan den franska revolutionen bröt ut. I Wertmüllers självbiografi kan man läsa hur arbetet med porträttet gick till: ”Jag reste […] till Versailles och därifrån til lilla Trianon hvarest hon vistades alla somrar. Där målade jag hennes och Princessans portraiter som då var 6 år gammal; drottningen emottog mig med den allra största godhet och distinction, gaf order at jag skulle få måla hans k:höghet le Daphin på la Muette [den franske kronprinsens residens ] hvarest jag var.” […]”Jag styrde sedan tillbaka till Paris och målade en stor tafla af naturlig storlek och person[ernas] fulla längd.” Till sin ateljé i Paris beställde Wertmüller två provdockor – en för kronprinsens porträtt och en för prinsessans. Det var vanligt att man lånade ut kläderna man ville bli avbildad i till porträttkonstnären. Man antar därför att dockorna kläddes i dräkter som var kungabarnens egna. Wertmüller beställde även en särskild håruppsättning av drottningens perukmakare Monsieur Léonard. Han hade förmodligen även tillgång till den robe a la turque (turkiska klän¬ning ) som Marie Antoinette bär i porträttet. Wertmüller framställer drottningen i en miljö där hon tillbringade mycket tid: i parken som omgav hennes slott Petit Trianon, vid Versailles. Det är drottningens roll som mor som lyfts fram i porträttet, helt i Rousseaus anda. Det är ett medvetet val, en del i strategin att förvandla den officiella bilden av Marie-Antoinette från lyxkonsumerande, livsnjutande utlänning till hela Frankrikes moder. Prinsessan Marie-Thérèse Charlotte har tappat en ros på marken. Kanske släppte hon den för hon stack sig på den? Klänningen har små blodfläckar. Kronprinsen, le Dauphin, håller hårt i mammas klänning. Marie-Antoinette var 30 år gammal när porträttet målades. Louis-Joseph var fyra år. Han dog tre år senare i tuberkulos. Marie-Antoinette giljotinerades i samband med den franska revolutionen år 1793 . Marie-Thérèse Charlotte var den enda i familjen som överlevde revolutionen.

Artwork background information

Name of the artpiece: "Queen Marie Antoinette of France and two of her Children Walking in The Park of Trianon"
Classification: painting
Generic term: classic art
Century: 18th century
Created in the year: 1785
Age of artwork: 230 years old
Dimensions of the original artwork: Height: 276 cm (108,6 ″); Width: 194 cm (76,3 ″) Framed: Height: 371 cm (12,1 ft); Width: 233 cm (91,7 ″); Depth: 9 cm (3,5 ″)
Museum: Nationalmuseum Stockholm
Museum location: Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden
Web URL:
Artwork license type: public domain
Courtesy of: Nationalmuseum Stockholm & Wikimedia Commons

Artist overview

Name of the artist: Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller
Professions of the artist: painter
Classification: old master
Died at the age of: 60 years
Born: 1751
City of birth: Stockholm
Year of death: 1811
Place of death: Wilmington

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The product specs

Product classification: wall art
Reproduction method: digital reproduction
Production method: UV direct print (digital printing)
Provenance: manufactured in Germany
Stock type: on demand
Intended product usage: art reproduction gallery, wall art
Orientation of the image: portrait format
Image aspect ratio: 1 : 1.4
Interpretation of image ratio: the length is 29% shorter than the width
Available reproduction fabrics: canvas print, metal print (aluminium dibond), poster print (canvas paper), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating)
Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print) sizes: 50x70cm - 20x28", 100x140cm - 39x55"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) variants: 50x70cm - 20x28", 100x140cm - 39x55"
Poster print (canvas paper) sizes: 50x70cm - 20x28"
Aluminium print size options: 50x70cm - 20x28", 100x140cm - 39x55"
Art print framing: not included

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