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Antique portraits

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Before she applied her make up, she would carefully cleanse her skin with Eau Cosmetique de Pigeon, followed by Eau des Charmes astringent and then Eau d'Ange, a gentle whitener.  After this white paint was carefully applied to her face, followed by a dusting of scented powder then khol around her eyes and a touch of rouge to her cheeks.  Sticks of pomade scented with rose, carnation or vanilla were used to gloss her lips, eyebrows and eyelashes.

Before she applied her make up, she would carefully cleanse her skin with Eau Cosmetique de Pigeon, followed by Eau des Charmes astringent and then Eau d’Ange, a gentle whitener. After this white paint was carefully applied to her face, followed by a dusting of scented powder then khol around her eyes and a touch of rouge to her cheeks. Sticks of pomade scented with rose, carnation or vanilla were used to gloss her lips, eyebrows and eyelashes…

The Renaissance revival in Regency style  Though the prime inspiration in Empire and Regency styles was the Roman and Greek antiquity, there are also elements of a Renaissance revival going on. Which is interesting, as the Renaissance itself was a revival of the Antiquity. So this style is double-quoting historical sources, so to speak.   Paned/puffed sleeves, standing collars and bold colours is typical for this style. There can also be references to historical portraits in pose and background.

The Renaissance revival in Regency style Though the prime inspiration in Empire and Regency styles was the Roman and Greek antiquity, there are also elements of a Renaissance revival going on. Which...

Vigée Le Brun At The Metropolitan Museum of Art- 	 Madame Grand - 1783  Oil on Canvas, 36" x 28" Metropolitan Museum of Art, NewYork Catherine Noele Verlee (called Worlee) was born in Tranquebar, India, in 1762, where her father was a French official. In 1778, when she was barely 16, she married George Francis Grand. After adventures in Calcutta and London they settled in Paris where she was painted by Vigée Le Brun. She divorced Grand, and in 1802 married Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand, Duc de P

Vigée Le Brun At The Metropolitan Museum of Art- Madame Grand - 1783 Oil on Canvas, 36" x 28" Metropolitan Museum of Art, NewYork Catherine Noele Verlee (called Worlee) was born in Tranquebar, India, in 1762, where her father was a French official. In 1778, when she was barely 16, she married George Francis Grand. After adventures in Calcutta and London they settled in Paris where she was painted by Vigée Le Brun. She divorced Grand, and in 1802 married Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand, Duc…

My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck By Lightning

professorspictureshow: Konstantin Egorovich Makovsky (Russian Federation, 1839-1915) Portrait of Russian Opera singer Nikolay Figner -...

One of a pair of folk art watercolor miniature portraits (c. 1830) - Mason family, Dauphin Co., PA

Featured a fine selection of Native American material from the private collection of noted scholar and craftsman, Wallace Gusler, Williamsburg, VA, including objects from the pioneer collection of Gilbert W. Dilley (1902-1996), one of the preeminent early collectors of American Indian art and artifacts; the collection of Kim and David Warfield, Shenandoah Co., VA; Lucy and Col. Richard Collie (Ret.), Fairfax Station, VA; Alan and Kathy McCarthy, Panama City, FL; Dr. Charles and Elizabeth…

Princess Helena  of the United Kingdom

Princess Helena was affectionately known in her family as 'Lenchen'. She was the fifth child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. On her marriage to Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein (1831-1917) in 1866, Queen Victoria stipulated that they should live in England. They made their home at Frogmore House in the grounds of Windsor Castle, later moving to Cumberland Lodge in the 1873 and had five children.