Marie Antoinette in Court Dress
- Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (French, Paris 1755–1842 Paris)
- Oil on canvas
- 107 1/2 in. × 76 in. (273 × 193.5 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Gemäldegalerie (GG 2772)
In 1777, Empress Maria Theresa of Austria wrote to her daughter Marie Antoinette (1755–1793) asking for a portrait. Vigée Le Brun received the commission, her first from the queen. She remembered that the queen "walked better than any other woman in France, holding her head very high with a majesty that singled her out in the midst of the entire court."