Art History at the Movies! “To Catch a Thief” by Alfred Hitchcock

So I gained an opportunity to watch this classic film involving jewelry heists and people falsely accused of them. Has anyone else noticed that portrait of Marie Antoinette by Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun at 1:03 in the video I embedded above this paragraph?

Marie Antoinette herself, according to the official Versailles website, was also falsely accused of wrongdoing involving jewelry.  As quoted in the website, it was known as “The Affair of the Diamond Necklace.” When I watched the costume party scene again via this video, the necklaces worn by the attenders called to mind the original bowtie-laden accessory.

What do you think?

Château de Breteuil, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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