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

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Sliding, twisting, rising - six portraits by Boldini

Madame Diaz Albertini, 1909.
Lawrence Alexander Peter Harrison, 1902.
Mrs. Lionel Phillips, 1903.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler, 1897.
Princess Cécile Murat, 1910.
Portrait of the Young Subercaseaux (one of the sons of Ramón Subercaseaux), 1891.


  1. Thank you for introducing me to Boldini !

  2. he could make anyone appear glamorous.

  3. The young in the picture is a girl, Pepita Errázuriz Alvear painted at the same time than his mother Madame Josefina de Alvear de Errázuriz, an Argentine lady, married to the Chilean ambassador in Buenos Aires, Matías Errázuriz Ortúzar. Pepita Errázuriz Alvear de Gomez was my cousin and friend, so I know well the history of this painting.

    1. Oh? How very interesting - thank you for that information!

      But there seems to be a discrepancy here. The parents of Pepita - née Josefina, correct? - appear to have been married in April of 1897. And the painting above is very clearly dated 1891. I've seen another Boldini portrait online that is said to be of your cousin. It is very, very similar; could this be the painting you mean?