Bust of Marie-Antoinette by Jean-Nicolas-Alexandre Brachard

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The Sèvres manufacture has produced several porcelain models representing Marie-Antoinette. The sculptor Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne is responsible for the oldest bust, dating from 1771.

Made of soft dough and offered in two sizes, it was long attributed to Pajou. During the years when Louis-Simon Boizot directed the sculpture workshops, other portraits of Marie-Antoinette were offered for sale.

This little-known model is attributed to Brachard without specifying whether it is the elder, Jean-Charles-Nicolas or the youngest Jean-Nicolas-Alexandre Brachard, who worked together at the factory between 1782 and 1827.

This time, it is an idealized portrait of the queen and not the evocation of a sovereign at the top of her power, as the Boizot model evoked. The head slightly turned to the right, shoulders covered with a natural knotted fabric, it is capped with a tiara decorated with a fleur de lys and held by a row of pearls.

Everything here is based on royalist iconography, which could imply that the model, whose exact date of creation is unknown, probably dates from the Restoration.

Reproduction in patinated resin

Dimensions
Height: 22 cm.
Width: 13 cm. 
Depth: 10 cm.
Period: between 1782 and 1827
Museum: Sèvres - City of ceramics, Versailles - Museum of the castles of Versailles and Trianon
Artist: Jean-Nicolas-Alexandre Brachard
Material: Resin.
Editor: rmngp

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The Royal Altar, a group commemorating the coronation of Louis XVI, offered in 1775 to the young rulers, was the first and remains the most famous testimony of the homage that the royal manufacture never ceased to pay to the queen, under her direction.

In bust or in feet, in medallions, in the form of allegories, with her husband or with her children, Marie-Antoinette was the subject of numerous copies, the registers of which are mentioned but which disappeared during the Revolution. Some of them are known to us by copies. So it is with the model created by Boizot in the 1780s, the bust of Marie-Antoinette draped, known as de Wengmuller, preserved today in Versailles.

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Bust of Marie-Antoinette by Jean-Nicolas-Alexandre Brachard

The Sèvres manufacture has produced several porcelain models representing Marie-Antoinette. The sculptor Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne is responsible for the oldest bust, dating from 1771.

Made of soft dough and offered in two sizes, it was long attributed to Pajou. During the years when Louis-Simon Boizot directed the sculpture workshops, other portraits of Marie-Antoinette were offered for sale.

This little-known model is attributed to Brachard without specifying whether it is the elder, Jean-Charles-Nicolas or the youngest Jean-Nicolas-Alexandre Brachard, who worked together at the factory between 1782 and 1827.

This time, it is an idealized portrait of the queen and not the evocation of a sovereign at the top of her power, as the Boizot model evoked. The head slightly turned to the right, shoulders covered with a natural knotted fabric, it is capped with a tiara decorated with a fleur de lys and held by a row of pearls.

Everything here is based on royalist iconography, which could imply that the model, whose exact date of creation is unknown, probably dates from the Restoration.

Reproduction in patinated resin

Dimensions
Height: 22 cm.
Width: 13 cm. 
Depth: 10 cm.
Period: between 1782 and 1827
Museum: Sèvres - City of ceramics, Versailles - Museum of the castles of Versailles and Trianon
Artist: Jean-Nicolas-Alexandre Brachard
Material: Resin.
Editor: rmngp

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