- Museum number
- Object: Marie Antoinette listening to the Act of Accusation
The Queen wearing a black dress, white apron, fichu and cap with a black band, sitting back to right in a chair in a cell, her hands joined in front of her and a small volume laid open on her lap, gazing at a crucifix on a table beside her as she hears the accusation of the revolutionaries, read by a man in a plumed hat who sits nonchalantly on a table beside her below the barred window; after E M Ward; open-letter state. c. 1871.
Etching and engraving
- Production date
- 1871 (c.)
Height: 223 millimetres (image)
Height: 411 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 186 millimetres (image)
Width: 306 millimetres (sheet)
- Curator's comments
- This belongs to a series of plates (1923,1112.121 to 168) which accordingly to the register book were extracted from Dafforne's 'Modern Art'. The sequence consists of 48 plates only and the publication contained 120 (in 2 series), and may all come from one of the 2 volumes. Dafforne's book consisted of plates previously published in 'The Art Journal'; it remains to be determined in which issue this print was published.
For unlettered proof, see 1913,0212.52.
The painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy, London in 1859 (125); an engraving was exhibited at the Royal Academy, London in 1871 (847).
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: French Revolution 1789-1799
- Associated titles
Associated Title: The Art Journal
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
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