Sunday, July 3, 2011

Yay or Nay? Baron Thure Leonard Klinckowström

Poor Sarah Siddons, she threw on a Lady Macbeth gown and got a big Nay for it.  Honestly, I think the hair was what really killed this Lady MacBeth.  We haven't had a male selection for some time, I wonder how this one will fair.


Alexander Roslin paints Baron Thure Leonard Klinckowström (1758) in blue flower-patterned coat.  Yay or Nay?

[Sinebrychoffin taidemuseo]

21 comments:

  1. The overall "look" of what he is wearing is pleasing even though lace and flowery coats aren't very manly, lol. I think the portrait is well done and after studying it I think I like what he is wearing very much. Yay!

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  2. Way too busy for me! And no one should ever wear flowers that look that drab. Nay!

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  3. Yeah for me...he's a perfect Gentleman for that period! And he is quite good looking too...

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  4. Yerrr . I like everything but the pattern on the coat. If it were smaller, yes, but I think it overwhelms him.

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  5. I think the pattern overwhelms the rest, he looks like he's made a coat out of a very boring patchwork quilt.

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  6. meh. Too busy and the flowers just don't work for me. I would give him a heartfelt Yay if it weren't for the jacket. I like the way he looks right back at me but the jacket's a dealbreaker. Sorry.

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  7. yay... I think the patterned coat kind of works... and it is very unique.

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  8. Katherine LouiseJuly 3, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Absolutely yay.

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  9. Ja, das is goot lookink man.
    Dat dimple in das chin means uber sexy! Nice coat.

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  10. Yay - for that beautiful coat and those wonderful cuff ruffles!!!
    -Rose Q.

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  11. Yay! I like the pattern and think he carries it well. I don't know about the look on his face though...

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  12. For some odd reason, this pattern immediately reminds me of the wallpaper in Charlton's coffeehouse at Colonial Williamsburg, even though they really don't look that much alike. I very much like that wallpaper, therefore, I like this! Yay!

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  13. A big, a resounding, YAY from me. I think he the picture of a gentleman. I quite like the pattern of the coat.

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  14. YAY! I actally like the thought of a man wearing a flower patterned coat and NOT looking gay :)

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  15. yay, I love the pattern, the fabric appears to be velvet. He looks very proper and well put together.

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  16. Definate yay, very goodlooking guy. The slight skew and the dimple... very good and seriously adds to the portrait. Granted; the pattern is not the most masculin of all, but still it makes a nice coat and he sure can pull it off.
    I always wonder about the hand in the coat 'à la Napoleon' who was, as this portrait proves definately not the first but the one who made it famous. I think I read something about it which explains it. But I cannot help thinking they're just checking if the poor painter didn't knick the wallet...

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  17. Lovely! A big yay! The pattern is gorgeous, a great example of 18th cent. menswear. He looks quite handsome too, but I wonder why the painter emphasized his walleye. Surely that could have been finessed?

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  18. Oh lord, it's a frog-faced man in his pyjamas. Wide mouth, spaced out eyes that are looking in different directions and pale hands that look as though they've been soaking in water for the past two weeks. As for his clothes.. gah!

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  19. I think yay for the fashion. He can't help his frog-face.

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