French Bulldog Gifts and Collectibles to enhance your décor
And the most unusual of Marie Antoinette products!
In a strange twist of historical perspective, the French queen, Marie Antoinette has become a French Bulldog novelty gift. She is wearing a flattering dress, powdered wig and an attractive feathered hat. The original portrait was painted by Élisabeth Vigée Le Brunis. It’s known as Marie Antoinette With A Rose. In it, she seems without a care in the world, though we all know things change for her later. Dressing a Frenchie like this is something like putting whipped cream on a pickle. But we all love the breed for how comical they are anyway.
An exhibit of distinction...
In 2019 and 2020, a canvas print of this very image, my Old World Pet Portrait, was on display in Paris. Located at the royal prison and magnificent palace in Paris, The exhibition was dedicated to Marie-Antoinette. The theme was the long-standing fascination with her, as she still intrigues people today. It featured Marie Antoinette art, clothing, movies and commercials. Also in the display were Marie Antoinette products as far reaching as a Miss Piggy Marie Antoinette. Well I suppose my Frenchie Antoinette was also pretty far reaching.
If you’d like to learn a little about the artist of the original painting, you can check out this video about Vigee Le Brun here. Back in the day, female professional artists were not so common, so she overcame lots of hurdles to achieve her fame.