about this artwork
the queen's necklace
after alexandre duma's novel "le collier de la reine (the queen's necklace)" edited in 1856.
the narrative is about the "l'affaire du collier de la reine" - a true event state affair that happened in 1785 involving queen marie antoinette, wife of louis XVI of france, as well as the cardinal de rohan, bishop of strasbourg.
the affair stained the queen's honour and was used at her trial during the french revolution - amongst other fictive charges leading to her death under the guillotine on october 16, 1793.