Marie Antoinette by Jean-Laurent Mosnier

24 February 2011

I was really excited when I came across this frankly gorgeous 1775 miniature of Marie Antoinette by Jean-Laurent Mosnier. Excited and also absolutely envious of the lucky person who bought it for €91,000 when it came up for sale at Christie’s Paris in June last year.

Sorry about all the different views but I got a bit carried away while admiring the delicate colours and the exquisite shading. It’s so pretty though that I’m sure you don’t mind!

 

You can read the full description of the piece on the Christie’s site!