Marie Antoinette

Ref: 1420
  • Painter / Maker

    Painted by Albert Anker (1831-1910)

    Manufactured by Théodore Deck (1823-91)

  • Detail

    Glazed earthenware, with original ebonised and parcel-gilt frame

    44 x 44 cm

    French (Paris), circa 1880

  • Marked

    Inscribed ‘MARIE ANTOINETTE’ and ’16 Octobre 1893′ (the date of Marie Antoinette’s execution); signed on the back, in red, ‘TH DECK’ and with paper label inscribed ’29/E’18’

  • Collection

    Private collection

  • Notes

    The Swiss artist Albert Anker worked for Deck from around 1867 until the 1890s; he was one of his most prolific and successful artists. Many of Anker’s subjects, as here, depicted historical figures.

    For more on Anker’s work for Deck, and for illustrations of other examples, see Bernard Bumpus, Théodore Deck Céramiste, London, 2000, nos 12-15.  See also, Danielle Maternati-Baldouy, Antoinette Faÿ-Hallé, et al., Théodore Deck ou l’éclat des émaux 1823-1891, Marseiiles, 1994, nos 113-14.  Further works by Anker for Deck are in the collection of the Musée du Florival, Guebwiller.