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, November 15, 2019

Les habits des hommes - hand-colored French fashion plates, circa 1775-89

I love how the various copies of these plates frequently employ completely different color palettes.  One of two.
One of three.
One of two.
One of two.
One of two.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

For public consumption - portraits by Jakob Seisenegger

Archduchess Maria, Duchess of Jülich-Cleves-Berg, daughter of Emperor Ferdinand I, with her eldest daughter Maria Eleonore, circa 1555.
Archduke Ferdinand II, son of Ferdinand I, as the Governor of the Lands of the Bohemian Crown, 1548.
Archduchess Anna, daughter of Ferdinand I, later Duchess of Bavaria, circa 1545.
Archduke Ferdinand II as a boy, circa 1540.
Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, elder brother of Ferdinand I, 1532.
The first three children of Ferdinand I: Archduchess Elisabeth, later Queen Consort of Poland and Grand Duchess of Lithuania, at the age of four, 1530.
Archduke Maximilian, later Holy Roman Emperor, at the age of three, 1530.
Archduchess Anna at the age of two, 1530.
Vratislav Pernštejn, close friend of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II, 1558.
Portrait of a girl, circa 1545-50.
The first three sons of Ferdinand I: Maximilian II, Ferdinand II, and Johann, 1539. (The last died that same year, a month short of his first birthday.)
Portrait of a Military Man, circa 1540.
Archduke Maximilian, future Holy Roman Emperor, and his sister Archduchess Elizabeth, 1537.
Archduke Maximilian, future Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor, circa 1545.
Bohemian chancellor to Ferdinand I, Adam I von Neuhaus, 1529.
Adam I von Neuhaus and his wife Anna von Rosental, 1529.
Anna von Rosental, 1529.
Archduchess Eleonora, daughter of Ferdinand I, later Duchess of Mantua, at the age of two, 1536.
Portrait of a Man, 1540.


Jakob Seisenegger (circa 1504-5 - 1567, Linz), Austrian portrait painter. In 1531 he was appointed court painter to Ferdinard I, King of Bohemia, Hungary, and Croatia, at Augsburg; he would receive commissions from other members of the Habsburg family as well. He also traveled widely, working in Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain, as well as in various cities in central Europe, including Innsbruck, Prague, and Vienna. A painter of modest talent, his importance derives from his influential development of the full-length portrait. His best-known work in that format is the portrait of Charles V, completed in 1532, which served as the model for Titian's much more famous version which today resides in the Prado.

Titian's 1533 portrait of Charles V, taken from Seisenegger's painting of the year before.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Random JC... because, why not...?


Photographs by Hurrell, Eugene Robert Richee, Ruth Harriet Louise, Dan Ryan, and others.