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, July 29, 2016

Toujours les hommes

Captain Winfield Burrows Sifton, by Philip de László, 1916.
"Su Majestad el Rey Don Alfonso XIII Contemplando Madrid", circa 1920s.
Rudolph Valentino, circa 1921.
Thomas Taylour, Viscount Headford, later Earl of Bective and 1st Marquess of Headfort, by Pompeo Batoni, 1782.
Memorial card, 1912.
"A Kornilovite" [WWI/Russian Revolution era soldier], by Saida Afonina, 1994.
Soldier, by Giovanni Battista Moroni, circa 1560.
Portrait of Kahn, by Alexander Golovin, 1920.
Unknown, circa late nineteenth-early twentieth century.
Ardalion Petrovich Novosiltsev, Gentleman of the Bedchamber, by Vladimir Lukich Borovikovsky, 1807.
Man with the Cat [Henry Sturgis Drinker], by Cecilia Beaux, 1898.
Actor Martin Harvey in period costume, 1899. (Two images.)
Amaury-François-Guillaume, marquis de la Moussaye, vicomte de Saint-Quetas, Saint-Denoual, etc., by Jean Joseph Vaudechamp, 1830.
Portrait of a Man in Armor, by Paris Bordone, circa  1535-40.
Unknown, courtesy of Ralf De Jonge "Os Jovens Phidias".
Captain Peter Rainier (in India at the age of twenty-one), by Thomas Hickey, 1806.
"Man of science", unknown artist - the damaged signature reads "M[ ]anz", 1839.
William Kissam Vanderbilt Jr. at the age of twenty-four, 1902.
Wilhelm Kettler, Duke of Courland and Semigallia, by Joachim Zivert (?), 1615.
Karl Bernhard, prinz von Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach, by Rudolf Friedrich Carl Suhrlandt, 1812.
Vaslav Nijinsky, circa 1913.
Portrait of a Bavarian man, by Anton Ažbe, 1889.


  1. Men's fashions are so boring anymore; just look at these!

  2. The dress of the era did poor King Alfonso no favors; the Spanish Hapsburgs really need something more dramatic to offset that bone structure.

    But now I'm off - apparently I have to learn something about Kornilovism and why its adherents are so dashing...

  3. Wonderful collection! Thank you! I especially liked the Ground Tour portrait by Batoni of Thomas Taylour, Viscount Headford. The temple seen through the window is probably the Temple of Vesta at Tivoli. I can't get enough of these Grand Tour portraits. :-)

    1. I, too, really love all of Batoni's wonderful "Inglesi in Italia". : )