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Marie-Antoinette and the Petit Trianon at Versailles

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Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, Marie-Antoinette "a la rose," (detail) 1783 Oil On Canvas © Etablissement Public du musée et du domaine national de Versailles. Photograph © J. M. Manaï
Group Show
Marie-Antoinette and the Petit Trianon at Versailles

Clement St & 34th Ave
Lincoln Park
San Francisco, CA 94121
November 17th, 2007 - February 17th, 2008

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DESCRIPTION
Marie-Antoinette, the Austrian-born queen of Louis XVI of France, was given the Petit Trianon, a small château secluded in the park at Versailles, upon her accession in 1774. An icon of French neoclassicism, it exemplifies the perfection of 18th-century French architecture through its delicate balance of form and proportion. Its interiors were furnished to the queen's order with pieces of the utmost elegance, restraint, and beauty. This exhibition gives a visual history of the Petit Trianon through 88 pieces of the finest furniture, paintings, and sculpture from this château. It is complemented by watercolors, prints, and drawings of the house and its innovative landscaping, including the picturesque Hameau, a rustic village where the queen and her favorites could relax away from the prying eyes of the court at Versailles. This is the only venue of the exhibition, which is organized by the Musée National of the Château de Versailles.