Item #AT-00109

Miniature Portrait of "Marie Antoinette" after M J Nattier

Miniature Portrait of Marie Antoinette. I searched to find original painting, but was unable. Miniature Copy signed "JM Nattier" Framed in Ivory or Bone and Tortoiseshell style Frame


3.5"H x 2.75"W


5.5"H x 4.5"W


Jean-Marc Nattier (1685 - 1766), French painter, was born in Paris, the son of Marc Nattier, a portrait painter, and of Marie Courtois, a miniaturist.

He received his first instruction from his father, and having applied himself to copying pictures at the Luxembourg Gallery, he refused to proceed to the French Academy in Rome, though he had taken the first prize at the Paris Academy at the age of fifteen. In 1715 he went to Amsterdam, where Peter the Great was then staying, and painted portraits of the tsar and the empress Catherine, but declined an offer to go to Russia.

Between 1715 and 1720 he devoted himself to compositions like the "Battle of Pultawa", which he painted for Peter the Great, and the "Petrification of Phineus and of his Companions", which led to his election to the Academy. at Nantes the portrait of "La Camargo" and "A Lady of the Court of Louis XV". At Orleans a Head of a Young Girl, at Marseilles a portrait of "Mme de Pompadour", at Perpignan a port