Sunday, December 27, 2009

Marie Antoinette

From the collection of Diana Lax: a 19th-century hand made paper doll of Marie Antoinette, drawn from portraits and paintings.
This is just like our own present day paper doll artists, who pause classic films on DVD to capture the fashions of stars such as Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly, except this artist had to go to the library and museums.
Be sure to click on the images to see more detail, including the box that was created for the paper doll by the long-ago artist. Outstanding use of watercolor. 




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