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

Monday, October 21, 2013

Giovanni Boldini (December 31, 1842, Ferrara – July 11, 1931, Paris), Italian portrait painter.

Marthe, Princess Bibesco, 1911
Luisa, Marchesa Casati, 1908
Gladys Deacon, later Duchess of Marlborough, "circa 1905-08"
Countess Zichy, 1905 - I find this so very "drag queen"...!
Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough, and her son, Lord Ivor Spencer-Churchill, 1906
Luisa, Marchesa Casati, 1914


  1. I was not aware of this painter. Thank you!

    1. You're welcome! It seems Time magazine, a few years after his death, dubbed him the "Master of Swish", not for reasons that - we - might guess, but because of the swirling, sliding, silken drapery wrapped about his precarious about-to-fall-over or about-to-slip-off ladies.