This image depicts Marie Antoinette when she was 16 years old. At the time she married the dauphin of France, she was Archduchess Maria Antonia of Austria.
Click on the image for a better view of the Archduchess in a riding outfit. When she sat for this portrait, she had been married to Louis-Auguste, the Dauphin, for one year.
Joseph Kreutzinger painted this pastel-on-parchment of the future Queen in 1771. The original is currently maintained at the Schönbrunn Palace.