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How to frame a painting by François Boucher

21 September 2016

How to frame a painting by François Boucher [The Interrupted Sleep, 1750] 🍃 💐 🌿 #metmuseum #museumlove #fineart #simplicity #arte #summer #france #cloudwatching ...

How Tall Was Marie Antoinette?

18 July 2016

Joseph Ducreux After French, 1735-1802, Marie Antoinette as a Young Girl. Dates not recorded, oil on canvas. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. How tall was Marie Antoinette? Read more...

Jean-Honoré Fragonard's Mythological Figures

31 May 2016

Fragonard, The Goddess Minerva. c. 1772. The Detroit Institute of Arts. Here is a selection of mythological and fictional figures that Fragonard painted.  Working throughout...

The secret history of Marie Antoinette's perfumer

27 April 2016

 Louis XVI, de trois quarts à gauche, Marie-Antoinette, le second Dauphin et Madame Elisabeth, de profil à gauche, bustes conjugués, émergeant de nuages...