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, March 11, 2018

Des diverses dames

Hortense Thayer née Bertrand, by Louis Janmot, circa 1840s.
Fashion illustration by Robert Dammy, 1912-13.
Estrella Boissevain in fashion shot, by Horst P. Horst, circa 1938.
Mannequin articulé, circa 1800.
Portrait of a lady as Diana, by Jacob Huysmans, circa 1674.
 Madeleine comtesse de Montgomery, madame Jean Bonnardel, by Federico Beltrán Masses 1934.
Unknown subject, unknown artist, circa 1850s. From the Serbian Royal collection.
Portrait of a Young Lady, by Louis Hersent, 1830.
Presumed portrait of Clara Wieck Schumann, by Charles-François Phelippes, 1839. (A year before her marriage.)
Ragazza con il libro rosso, by Arturo Noci, 1925.
Portrait of a Lady, by Konstantin Somov, 1936.
Hortense Mancini, by Pierre Mignard, 1671.
Lady of the Polignac family, unknown artist, circa 1780s. Though identified as Diane Louise Augustine de Polignac,
more likely this is her niece, Aglaé Louise Françoise Gabrielle de Polignac, duchesse de Gramont et Guiche.
Ulrike Sophie Herzogin zu Mecklenburg, by Christoph Friedrich Reinhold Lisiewski, 1780.
Viscountess Chaplin née the Hon. Gwladys Wilson, by Philip de László, 1915.
Unknown, circa 1910-20.
Fashion illustration by Armand Vallée, 1914.
Contessa Maria Benedetta di San Martino, by Pompeo Batoni, 1785.
Françoise Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan as Iris,
attributed to Louis Ferdinand Elle le jeune, circa 1670s.
Diane Gabrielle Damas de Thianges, duchesse de Nevers, unknown artist, circa 1670s. (Niece of the above.)
Augusta of Hesse-Kassel, Duchess of Cambridge, with her two elder children, George and Augusta,
by Melchior Gommar Tieleman, 1823.
María Edwards McClure, Madame Errázuriz, by Sir William Orpen, 1915.
Infanta Isabel of Spain, Countess Gurowski, by Carlos Luis de Ribera y Fieve, 1860.
A Classical Lady, by John William Godward, 1908.
Encarnación Ezcurra, wife of Argentine Dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas,
by Fernando García de Molino and Carlos Morel, circa 1835.
Retrato de señora, by Fernando García del Molino, circa 1840s-50s.
Mrs. John Winthrop, by John Singleton Copley, 1773.
Lady Almeria Carpenter, by Sir William Beechey, 1790.
Doña Lucia Carranza de Rodríguez Orey, by Charles Henri Pellegrini, 1831.
Portrait of Lady on a Divan with Dog, by Julio Vila y Prades, 1905.
Portrait of a Lady in a Blue Dress, by Christian Albrect Jensen, 1824.
Unknown subject, miniature by François Dumont, circa 1795.
"Bluebeard’s Wives", a staged photograph from a children’s play, circa 1900.
La Réponse à la lettre, by Jean Augustin Franquelin, 1827.
De Gracieuse magazine cover, 1936. (De Gracieuse was a Dutch fashion magazine published from 1862 to 1936.)
Infanta Maria Luisa of Spain, by Giuseppe Bonito, circa 1748.
Madame de Saint-Maurice, by Joseph-Siffred Duplessis, 1776.
Self-portrait, by Sofia Adlersparre, 1840.
Doña Ana de Velasco y Téllez-Girón, duquesa de Braganza, by Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, 1603.
A Lady in Black, by George Spencer Watson, 1922.
"La Russe", by William McGregor Paxton, 1913.
Fashion illustration for Worth, by George Barbier, 1921.
Portrait of a Young Lady, attributed to Jan Miense Molenaer, 1635.
"Club Allegro Fortissimo, Paris" by William Klein, 1990.
Princess Ruspoli, duchesse de Gramont, by Philip de László, 1922.


  1. These are fabulous -you have the best eye! Thank you as always.

  2. They just kept getting better and better as I scrolled through, but I think Bluebeard wins.