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Marie Antoinette Portrait Kit

$97.00

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Cushion inspired by the portrait of Queen Marie-Antoinette by Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun .
This portrait, Marie-Antoinette à la rose, is probably one of the most common images of the sovereign. It is displayed at the Petit Trianon. 
She is wearing a blue satin French-style dress with a striped ribbon. The neck line and sleeves are edged with fine lace. Look at the imposing feathered hat. 
It is not easy to interpret such a portrait in cross-stitch with the multiple nuances. 
Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, official painter of the Queen with over 20 portraits to her same said of her model: “… her skin was so transparent it would hold no shadow. Thus I could not capture the effect as I wished: there were no colours to paint this freshness, these fine tones which belonged only to this charming person and which I never found on another woman.” 
This chart is taken from our spectacular pattern dedicated to Marie-Antoinette. The two embroideries depicting the Versailles Palace and Marie-Antoinette are the sixth in the “Museums and Heritage” collection. 
Size of motif: 144 stitches wide by 196 stitches high. 
When embroidered on 12 count (per cm) linen, the finished project measures 24 x 32.7cm. 
Size of finished cushion: 32 x 40.7cm. 
This kit contains:

  • full-colour pattern chart printed on A3 sheet of paper ;
  • 12 count pink embroidery linen 35 x 44cm;
  • 100% cotton fabric 36 x 44cm for the back;
  • 21 cards of Retors du Nord embroidery floss n°s 22001, 2004, 2005, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, 2034, 2036, 2037, 2041, 2180, 2190, 2317, 2340, 2445, 2535, 2536, 2615, 2818, 2876;
  • A Sajou “Créé par moi” label (Made by me).

It is presented in a transparent sachet with a Sajou header.

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Canada and Mexico $15
Europe $19
Australia, Japan and other $24

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Please feel free to email us with any questions: info@frenchneedle.com


The French Needle
301-942-0901
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