Favorite decades: 1910's, 1800's, 1870's
Favorite artists: Anthony van Dyck, Giovanni Boldini, Henry Fuseli, Thomas Lawrence
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Portrait of a lady, probably Pantasilea Dotto Capodilista by Chiara Varotari, ca 1630 Italy, National Museum of Women in the Arts
So uhh…I’m going to be posting a lot of pre-18th century stuff in the next few days because I’m trying to impress my art history professor.
Henrietta Maria by unknown (background by Hendrik van Steenwyck), ca 1635, National Portrait Gallery, London
Prince James Francis Edward Stuart; Princess Louisa Maria Theresa Stuart by Nicolas de Largillière, 1695, National Portrait Gallery, London
Mrs. Thomas Pechell (Charlotte Clavering, died 1841) by John Hoppner, 1799 England, the Met Museum
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Charlotte, second daughter of Lieutenant General Sir John Clavering, married Sir Thomas Brooke-Pechell (1753–1826) in 1785. An inscription on the portrait’s reverse records that it was painted in 1799. The pendant portrait of her husband is also in the Museum’s collection.
Mrs. Robert Shurlock (Henrietta Ann Jane Russell, 1775–1849) and Her Daughter Ann by John Russell, 1801 England, the Met Museum
This pastel shows the artist’s daughter and his granddaughter. Henrietta was the sixth of his twelve children, but the oldest to survive to maturity. She married Robert Shurlock in 1800, and the baby Ann was one of their fourteen children; a second pastel shows the sitter’s husband (67.131). The picture remained in the sitter’s family until 1967. Russell applies the medium in a variety of ways, contrasting smoothly blended areas with visible crayon lines, such as those that give the illusion of stiffness to the lace of the sitter’s costumes.