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

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Randomly II

Miniature attributed to Jean-Baptiste Isabey. subject unknown, circa 1790.
Portrait of a Lady with a Squirrel, by Francesco Montemezzano, circa 1565.
Prince Nikolai Saltykov, by Franz Kruger, 1850.
Vivien Leigh, publicity for "Lady Hamilton" ("That Hamilton Woman"), 1940-1.
The marquise de Pompadour at her dressing table, by François Boucher, circa 1750-58.
John Smith the Engraver, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1696.
 Napoleon the Lawmaker, by Jean-Baptiste Mauzaisse, 1833.
Orson Welles, by Horst P. Horst, 1938.
The Spree waterside at Stralau, by Karl Friedrich Schinkel, 1817.
Apollo and Marpessa, by John Flaxman, circa 1790–94.
Bacchanal, by John Koch, 1952.
Rex Whistler, by Cecil Beaton, 1927.
Portrait of Marie Stuck (the artist's daughter), by Franz von Stuck, 1913.
Princess Victoria Alexandra Olga Mary of Wales, daughter of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, by Philip de László, 1907.
Silversmith Thomas Germain and his wife Anne-Denise Gauchelet, by Nicolas de Largillière, 1736.
Portrait of a Man, by Andrea del Sarto, circa 1517.
Lady Ann Somerset, Countess of Northampton at the age of about 14, attributed to Jean-Étienne Liotard, circa 1755.
Portrait of Don Andrés de Andrade y la Cal, by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, circa 1665-72.
Charles Coote, 1st Earl of Bellomont, on the occasion of his elevation to the Earldom, by Sir Joshua Reynolds, circa 1767.
Michel Fokine and Tamara Karsavina (or Vera Fokina?) in Fokine's L'Oiseau de feu ("The Firebird"), circa 1910.
Miniature by Louis-Lié Périn-Salbreux, subject unknown, circa 1780s.
Venus and Cupid, attributed to Roeloff van Zijl, circa 1625.



  1. Another eye-opening grouping. Forgive me for saying it, but Coote is a hoot! But then one scrolls down to Fokine and it becomens a costume contest . . . How did they ever dance with all those layers and beads?!

    1. I've often wondered that, myself, how they managed to actually dance in some of the outrageous costumes produced during the Diaghilev period; the costume would have to become a major part of the choreography, I guess. : )

  2. The Bacchanal is fun and any portrait of the Pompadour is worth seeing.

    Coote is a sight to see! It looks as if someone just snatched the tassels off the drawing room drapes and added them to his outfit! And why not? Nothing can top those feathers.

  3. I'm curious about the first image; doesn't she look dead?

    1. Well, a little bit I guess. I think she looks more like a very well-dressed newt. ; )