La Salle Des Espèces Menacées et Disparues
C-Print, 20 x 30 cm,
series of twelve
Clockwork made in 1785 for the last French queen Marie Antoinette by royal horologist Robert Robin. Contrary to the clock's owner, Robin survived the revolution since timekeeping was also a necessity in the bureaucracy of the new republic. The clock is now on public display at the Muséum national d’histoire naturelle in Paris.