CDR-1377: SR Image Set: Maria Theresa-born 300 years ago

Maria Theresa (13 May 1717-29 November 1780), the last Habsburg ruler over much of Europe led a truly remarkable life. Discriminated against for her gender, Charles VI worked all his life and tried to secure his daughter's succession in the "Pragmatic Sanction." Promised in marriage to Franz of Lorraine at age 4 (the marriage took place 15 years later), she bore 16 children during her 40-year reign, while defending her territories and reign during a number of "succession wars" and the Seven Years' war. Frederick II of Prussia--staunch enemy for most of her life-succeeded in occupying Silesia, but for the most part her diplomatic skills resulted in keeping the Habsburg kingdom together and was further extended by marrying off her daughters to the leading houses in Europe, with Marie-Antoinette caught up in the beginnings of the French Revolution. Marie Theresa introduced compulsory education for all children aged 6 to 14. She improved infrastructure, including the canals in Ghent; she was instrumental in the foundation of La Scala in Milan; she was open to medical practices introduced by Dutch physician Gerard van Swieten, the Habsbourg family doctor and many others.



Bal-62156
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Title: Tomb of the Archduchess Maria Christine, favourite daughter of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria
Creator(s): Antonio Canova
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XAM-070463
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Title: Archduchess Marie Antoinette Habsburg-Lotharingen
Creator(s): Martin van Meytens II
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XAM-070461
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Title: Archduchess Maria Amalia Habsburg-Lothringen (1746-1804)
Creator(s): Martin van Meytens II
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XAM-088335
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Title: Archduchess Maria Caroline of Austria
Creator(s): Jean-Étienne Liotard
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-067544
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Title: Equestrian Portrait of Marie-Antoinette in Hunting Attire
Creator(s): Louis-Auguste Brun
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-058370
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Title: Marie Antoinette with a Rose
Creator(s): Elisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Nsf-0052
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Title: Marie Antoinette with Two of Her Children Walking in a Park
Creator(s): Adolf Ulric Wertmüller
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Nsf-0053
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Title: Marie Antoinette with Two of Her Children Walking in a Park
Creator(s): Adolf Ulric Wertmüller
Description: Marie Antoinette
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
XIR-003822
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Title: Marie-Antoinette and her Four Children
Creator(s): Elisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun
Description: Overall view
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-184078
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Title: Marie-Antoinette and her Four Children
Creator(s): Elisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun
Description: Detail of Marie Antoinette and two children
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-157922
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Title: Marie-Antoinette (1755-93) of Habsbourg-Lorraine, Judged by Revolutionary Tribunal Court, 16th October 1793
Creator(s): Bouillon, Pierre
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Bal-68732
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Title: Marie-Antoinette (1755-93) on her way to her execution
Creator(s): Jacques-Louis David
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Bal-60528
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Title: Self Portrait of Maria Christine, Archduchess of Austria
Creator(s): Maria Christine, Archduchess of Austria
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Mif-1124
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Title: Vienna, seen from the Belvedere
Creator(s): Bernardo Bellotto
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mif-1125
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Title: Vienna, seen from the Belvedere
Creator(s): Bernardo Bellotto
Description: view toward Lower Belvedere
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mif-1126
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Title: Vienna, seen from the Belvedere
Creator(s): Bernardo Bellotto
Description: gardens of the Belvedere
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
XAM-072489
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Title: Stock-im-Eisen-Platz, with St. Stephan's Cathedral in background, engraved by artist
Creator(s): Carl Schütz
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Mif-0016
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Title: The Dominican Church in Vienna
Creator(s): Bernardo Bellotto
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mif-0018
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Title: The Dominican Church in Vienna
Creator(s): Bernardo Bellotto
Description: carriage, brushwork
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mif-1112
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Title: The Freyung in Vienna, View from Northwest
Creator(s): Bernardo Bellotto
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mif-1113
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Title: The Freyung in Vienna, View from Northwest
Creator(s): Bernardo Bellotto
Description: plaza, carriage, people
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mif-0011
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Title: The Freyung in Vienna, View from Southeast
Creator(s): Bernardo Bellotto
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mif-0012
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Title: The Freyung in Vienna, View from Southeast
Creator(s): Bernardo Bellotto
Description: church tower and market
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Mif-0012a
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Title: The Freyung in Vienna, View from Southeast
Creator(s): Bernardo Bellotto
Description: close-up of people in market
Vendor: Saskia, Ltd.
Bal-67986
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Title: Frederick II as King
Creator(s): Antoine Pesne
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Bal-67993
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Title: Frederick II the Great of Prussia
Creator(s): Anton Graff
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-026538
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Title: Portrait of King George III
Creator(s): Allan Ramsay
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
XIR-164332
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Title: American Independence, a French frigate bringing treaty to Boston, engraved by Francois Denis Nee (1732-1817)
Creator(s): Charles Monnet
Vendor: Bridgeman Education
Dva-0547
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Title: George Washington
Creator(s): Gilbert Stuart
Vendor: Davis Art Images
Met-3556
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Title: George Washington
Creator(s): John Trumbull
Vendor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art