#trésornational 😱 Et si on s’achetait les bijoux de Marie-Antoinette aux #encheres ? Le 14 novembre prochain, Sotheby’s Genève met en vente des #bijoux ayant appartenue à la dernière reine de France #marieantoinette. @stephane.bern.officiel s’insurge contre cette vente et demande a la ministère de la Culture d'agir pour faire «revenir en France ce patrimoine historique».
After a two-day trial Marie Antoinette, Princess of #austria and Queen Consort of #france was convicted of high treason and executed in #paris during the #frenchrevolution#otd 1793. Famously, the phrase “Let them eat cake” was wrongly attributed to her as her response to her people's starvation. It's thought her last words were, “Pardonnez-moi, monsieur. Je ne l’ai pas fait exprès.” or “Pardon me, sir, I did not do it on purpose.”, after she accidentally stepped on her executioner's shoe.
Died #onthisday in 1793, Marie Antoinette (born 1755), Queen of France and wife of Louis XVI (1754-1793). She was sentenced to death by guillotine after being found guilty of the crime of high treason. Featured here: The Two Are But One (Les deux ne font qu’un), French satirical print from late 18th century depicting Marie Antoinette as the mythical creature Medusa, while literally attached to her husband. The Grand Monarck Discovered in a Pot de Chambre, or the Fugitives Turning Tail, satirical print by Thomas Rowlandson. The print depicts Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI being intercepted by revolutionaries during their flight to Varennes in June 1791. Niche de chien, or a dog kennel made by furniture maker Claude I Sené for Marie Antoinette, or more specifically for her dogs. Story goes that Marie Antoinette’s dog Coco accompanied her to imprisonment during the French Revolution. One might guess that the Queen wasn’t allowed to keep this opulent kennel. Portrait etching of Marie Antoinette from 1775. This is an idealised view of the Queen removed of all blemishes, contrasting sharply with the satirical prints mocking her that appeared less than twenty years later. #history#marieantoinette#france#eighteenthcentury#prints#rowlandson#satire#caricature#frenchrevolution#themet