Favorite decades: 1910's, 1800's, 1870's
Favorite artists: Anthony van Dyck, Giovanni Boldini, Henry Fuseli, Thomas Lawrence
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Queen Victoria wearing rubies by John Partridge, 1840 England, the Royal Collection
I really like that portraits of Victoria from early into her reign portray her as the kid she was. You can tell that this is a young girl and not the fully mature woman she was probably expected to be. (Also I like how they weren’t afraid to put in the mouthbreathing. It adds a certain quirkiness to her.)
Anna Pavlovna by anonymous, ca 1800’s-10’s Russia
Elisabeth Alexeievna by Jean-Laurent Mosnier, 1802 Russia
This is a picture of my g-g-g-grandma, who was from a poor farming family, taken any time between 1860 and 1862 in Davidson Co, NC on the occasion of her engagement. If you look closely you can see a ring on her finger which is coated in gold on the original ambrotype. Does anyone know what she’s wearing around her waist? It looks like a belt but some sort of elaborate, futuristic one that you could pick up at the mall today unless I’m looking at it wrong.
I always thought she looked like she was a riot. Look at that smirk:
Henriette Sophie Christine von Lüderitz, geborne von Rochow, mit venezianischer Karnevalsmaske by Christian Friedrich Reinhold Lisiewski, ca 1750’s-60’s, Galerie Bassenge
She’s wearing a Venetian-style Carnival costume.