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Mrs A von Winiwarter With Her Son by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, 1829 Germany, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart
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Mrs A von Winiwarter With Her Son by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, 1829 Germany, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

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thejollysailor:

oldrags:

Princess Louise Auguste of Denmark by Jens Juel, 1784 Denmark

Funny fact about this portrait:
Louise Augusta was supposed to have been painted in one of the chemise a la reine dresses that had just come into fashion, but when Jens Juel was sketching her in the garment, one of her brothers ministers walks in and pleads to her brother that one could paint an actress or a mistress that way, but not a princess(especially not a sister that was rumored to be the illegitimate child of her ill-fated mother and her fathers physician). So poor Louise had to change into one of her ‘old-fashioned’ frocks(I think she looks lovely, even though she complained that it was ‘ancien’). After her marriage to the Duke of Augustenburg, she found out that the sketch had been finished into a painting and purchased by her father in law.

That’s really fascinating.  It may be ancien but I’m such a sucker for pink and green. :C

thejollysailor:

oldrags:

Princess Louise Auguste of Denmark by Jens Juel, 1784 Denmark

Funny fact about this portrait:

Louise Augusta was supposed to have been painted in one of the chemise a la reine dresses that had just come into fashion, but when Jens Juel was sketching her in the garment, one of her brothers ministers walks in and pleads to her brother that one could paint an actress or a mistress that way, but not a princess(especially not a sister that was rumored to be the illegitimate child of her ill-fated mother and her fathers physician). So poor Louise had to change into one of her ‘old-fashioned’ frocks(I think she looks lovely, even though she complained that it was ‘ancien’). After her marriage to the Duke of Augustenburg, she found out that the sketch had been finished into a painting and purchased by her father in law.

That’s really fascinating.  It may be ancien but I’m such a sucker for pink and green. :C

Countess Széchenyi by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, 1828, Cleveland Museum of Art
What a darling bird!  He would fit right in on Fat Birds (whose last post actually looks just like him at the time of my writing this).

Countess Széchenyi by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, 1828, Cleveland Museum of Art

What a darling bird!  He would fit right in on Fat Birds (whose last post actually looks just like him at the time of my writing this).

Portrait of Charlotte, Countess de la Bourdonnaye by George Hayter, 1830 Paris

Portrait of Charlotte, Countess de la Bourdonnaye by George Hayter, 1830 Paris

Portrait of Yekateriny Sergeievny Avdulinoj by Orest Kiprensky, 1822-23 Russia

Portrait of Yekateriny Sergeievny Avdulinoj by Orest Kiprensky, 1822-23 Russia

Portrait of Catherine Clemens by George Romney, 1788 England, Neue Pinakothek

Portrait of Catherine Clemens by George Romney, 1788 England, Neue Pinakothek

Princess Louise Auguste of Denmark by Jens Juel, 1784 Denmark

Princess Louise Auguste of Denmark by Jens Juel, 1784 Denmark

omg Tracy Morgan just passed out onstage at the Emmy’s!  Turn ABC on now!

Margaret Stuart, Lady Mennes, Great-Great Granddaughter of Mary Boleyn, attributed to Cornelius Janssens van Ceulen, ca 1620

Margaret Stuart, Lady Mennes, Great-Great Granddaughter of Mary Boleyn, attributed to Cornelius Janssens van Ceulen, ca 1620

Portrait of a Woman in Red by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, 1620, Tate Britain
An example of maternity clothing from the early 17th century.

Portrait of a Woman in Red by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, 1620, Tate Britain

An example of maternity clothing from the early 17th century.

(Source: tate.org.uk)

Catherine Lyte Howard by William Larkin, ca 1613 England

Catherine Lyte Howard by William Larkin, ca 1613 England

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