This portrait photograph from an unattributed studio depicts a young woman posed with a drawing board and pencil, c.1895



Favorite Films: Une femme est une femme (1961)

I’m not the kind of girl to behave. I’m really very cruel. But men never rant and rave. Because I am beautiful.


Louisa, Duchess of St Albans (c.1812). Anne Mee nee Foldsone (British, 1770/1775-1851).

Mee completed an important series of full-length large miniatures portraying fashionable society ladies for the Prince Regent (later George IV) who admired her work. The series was engraved as ‘The Gallery of Beauties of George III,’ a reference to the earlier series of court beauties painted by Lely and Kneller. Louisa, Duchess of St Albans (1777-1816) is holding an open letter in her hand before a moonlit sea.

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Details of paintings of flower vases I saw at the Louvre. (click on each to enlarge and see the wonderful details)

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Hugo Simberg (Finnish, 1873 - 1917)
July Moonlight on Vyborg Bay, 1903
Oil on canvas

Private collection

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The Two Crowns (detail), Sir Frank Dicksee, 1900. Oil on canvas.

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