Posts tagged portrait
Posts tagged portrait
Lucy of Leinster by William Ward, 1788, via Donald Heald.
I love Lucy!
From Donald Heald:
“A sweet portrait of Thomas Tickell’s heroine “Lucy of Leinster,” engraved by the celebrated engraver William Ward.
William Ward is remembered as one of the most accomplished engravers of his day. He produced some of the most beautiful prints of the period, and his delicate engravings epitomize the style and sentiment of the age. Ward was primarily a mezzotint engraver but he also worked in stipple, executing hauntingly delicate prints that capture the soul and character of their subject. He studied under John Raphael Smith and quickly became one of his most distinguished pupils, incorporating his master’s delicate technique into his own distinctive style. Along with his brother James, William was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy and soon earned the privilege of becoming mezzotint engraver to the prince regent. This delicate image recalls the style of Ward’s master John Raphael Smith, who made a name for himself with his subtly suggestive portraits of women. Ward’s pretty portrait depicts the tragic heroine “Lucy of Leinster” from Thomas Tickell’s ballad “Lucy and Colin.” In Tickell’s sad work, Colin abandoned Lucy for a wealthier bride. Lucy died on her lover’s wedding day and, pursuant to her request, was brought to the church. Upon seeing his true love’s body, Colin succumbed to death as well, and the lovers were buried in the same tomb.”
Lady in white gown with red shawl and straw hat by Gustav Friedrich Amalius Taubert, 1797
Robert Lefevre. Portrait of Pauline Bonaparte, Princess Borghese. 1809.
Oil on canvas.
Château de Malmaison. Rueil-Malmaison, France.
London Lafayette, Portrait of Frances Evelyn Daisy Greville, Countess of Warwick, 1906.
A watercolor over chalk and graphite by Alexandre Moitte depicting Louis Charles, dauphin of France, at the Fete de la Federation in 1790. His mother, Marie Antoinette, had him dressed in a small uniform resembling those of the National Guard.
Tintype of James Weldon Johnson’s mother and sister: Helen Louise Johnson and Agnes Marion Edwards, 1870
Tintype of James Weldon Johnson’s mother and sister: Helen Louise Johnson and Agnes Marion Edwards, 1870.
A portrait of Charlotte Corday, signed ‘J. Piere’ and dated 1793.
What a wonderful bonnet!
Portrait of a Young Woman, probably early 1800s, by an unknown artist (originally attributed to Jean-Etienne Liotard (1702-1789))
Oh, I’m in love! What a beauty!
some day I will make this pink and black polka dotted dress and I shall laugh constantly whilst wearing it.
A portrait of a woman by Marie Louis Sicard, 1789
You make the gown, I’ll make the hat!
Maharaja Bhupinder Singh, a religious and military leader of the Sikh kingdom of Patiala (modern Punjab, India), 1911
I LOVE THIS!
Portrait of a Woman, 1525, by an unknown German master
Mrs Williams circa 1790 by John Hoppner(via Tate Collection )
Ah, what a charming little cap. I don’t think there is anything in the world that isn’t improved by a simple blue silk ribbon!
Franz von Papen, c. 1914 (via World War II Database)
Franz von Pickelhauben
Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson, Self-Portrait in a Hat, c. 1790
I love the internet. Seriously I love it. This portrait is astonishlingly beautiful.