Favorite decades: 1910's, 1800's, 1870's
Favorite artists: Anthony van Dyck, Giovanni Boldini, Henry Fuseli, Thomas Lawrence
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Edward Sackville, later 4th Earl of Dorset, attributed to William Larkin, 1613 England, Kenwood House
William Larkin did brilliant texture work, especially on textiles, and his faces often had a near-photographic quality. One thing he wasn’t so good at, however, was coming up with unique poses. Many of his portraits are holding this exact pose. The differences (besides the faces) might be in embroidery, the color/style of the clothing or little background details. Sometimes the poses were flipped. You’ll notice that the next picture I’m posting is almost identical to this one.