Bust of Marie Antoinette

Joseph Fernande1779

Schönbrunn Palace

Schönbrunn Palace
Vienna, Austria

This bust of Marie Antoinette in Carrara marble was exhibited in Paris in 1779. The sculptor Joseph Fernande brought it with him to the court of Maria Theresa, who became his patron and sent him to Rome to further his artistic studies. On the socle are four medallions portraying the French queen’s four children.


  • Title: Bust of Marie Antoinette
  • Creator Lifespan: 1741 - 1799
  • Creator Nationality: Belgian
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Bruges
  • Creator Birth Place: Bruges
  • Date: 1779
  • Work of art: Schönbrunn Palace, Schönbrunn Palace
  • Sculptor: Joseph Fernande
  • Physical Dimensions: w51 x h80 x d38 cm
  • Epoch: 2nd half of 18th century
  • Provenance: Bundesmobilienverwaltung
  • Type: Bust
  • External Link: http://www.schoenbrunn.at/en/things-to-know/palace/tour-of-the-palace/small-gallery.html
  • Medium: Marble

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