L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i

Friday, October 11, 2013

Dueling dandies - French+Italian vs. American+American

Le comte Robert de Montesquiou, aesthete (March 7, 1855, Paris – December 11, 1921, Menton), 
in a portrait by Giovanni Boldini (December 31, 1842, Ferrara – July 11, 1931, Paris), 1897.

Paul Wayland Bartlett, sculptor (January 24, 1865, New Haven, Connecticut – September 20, 1925, Paris),
in a portrait by Charles Sprague Pearce (October 13, 1851, Boston, Massachusetts - May 18, 1914, Auvers-sur-Oise), ca. 1890.


  1. Your subject line begs the question: who wins this duel in your eyes? I love both of these but particularly the first with its slightly haphazard brushstrokes that nevertheless describe the picture so beautifully.

  2. No favorite. I just think it's great how they "relate" to each other.