noma1910Happy #BastilleDay! Noma's emphasis on the French painting collection reflects the traditional taste of New Orleans which was originally a French city. By far, the largest and grandest painting in these galleries is Marie Antoinette's portrait. Image credit: Vigee-Lebrun, Mary Louise Elisabeth, French, 1755-1842. Portrait of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, circa 1788. Oil on canvas. 109 1/2 x 75 1/2 in. The New Orleans Museum of Art: Museum purchase, Women's volunteer committee and Carrie Heiderich Fund, 89.90
- nolachickOne of my favorite pieces!
- kwhitt9@noma1910 do y'all have French decorative art as well?
- noma1910Hi @kwhitt9-we do! Check out the beautiful chair in front of the Marie Antoinette portrait and stay tuned for more French decorative art objects from the permanent collection which will be installed in the Marie Antoinette gallery next month. In the meantime, you can see some other pieces in the Orientalism Gallery on the 2nd Floor.
- kwhitt9@noma1910 Sounds AWESOME can't wait for that.
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