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, January 2, 2016

Randomly VI

Kate Perugini, by John Everett Millais, 1880.
Richard Humphreys the Boxer, by John Hoppner, 1788.
La Femme voilée, by Jean-Baptiste Santerre, circa 1699.
A Study for the Two Central Figures of "Derby Day", by William Powell Frith, circa 1856.
Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph of Austria (later Emperor Maximilian of Mexico) on the Tegernsee (detail), by Joseph Karl Stieler, 1838.
Full view of above.
Philippe de Courcillon, Marquis de Dangeau, by Hyacinthe Rigaud, 1702.
Manetta Eriksson, Thorleif Allum, and Lisa Holm, from the first Swedish cast of the operetta Die keusche Susanne, 1911.
Portrait of a Lady, by Anton Ebert, 1877.
Alexander Lanskoy, favourite of Catherine the Great; he poses with her bust, by Dmitry Levitsky, 1782.
Princess Eitel Friedrich of Prussia née Duchess Sophia Charlotte of Oldenburg, circa 1912.
Family portrait, by Fyodor Slavyansky, 1852.
Water Parterre, Versailles, by Alexandre Benois, 1905.
La duquesa de Arión, marquesa de Bay, by Ignacio de Zuloaga y Zabaleta, 1918.
Time, by Pieter Christoffel Wonder, 1810.
Henriette von Carlowitz née von Rechenberg, by Anton Graff, 1772.
L'Assiette au Beurre (cropped at bottom), by Demetrios Galanis, 1904.
Academic nude study, by Michel Martin Drolling, 1807.
Lorenzo Cybo-Malaspina, by Parmigianino, 1524.
Departing for the Promenade (Veux-tu sortir avec moi, Fido?), by Alfred-Émile-Leopold Stevens, 1859.
Bob Saputo and Wayne Hunt, by the Athletic Model Guild, nd.
Baroness Conrad de Meyendorff née Nadine Vladimirovna Lougounine, by Philip de László, 1914.
Man on Horseback, by Gerard ter Borch, 1634.


  1. There are so many wonderful images here, and when I scrolled down to the Athletic Model Guild photo, I burst out laughing. Love the "unknown" Victorian (?) woman with her horse in the snow. Evocative! Thank you for making my Sunday morning.

  2. Wonderful as always -laughter interspersed with awe and wonder. Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you! And Happy New Year to you, too, Stefan! : )

  3. An american actor, William Powell is paired in many films with Myrna Loy.

    1. Yes... that's very true. Though I'm not sure how that relates to this post...?

    2. Great link, though, Norman. : )

  4. That Man On Horseback painting with its quiet melancholy has haunted me for years--a depiction of a man returning home from the Thirty Years War, it captures the exhaustion and disillusionment perfectly. I was glad to see it included here:)