Monday, December 14, 2009

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Jean-Etienne Liotard, Maria Frederike van Reede-Athlone, 1755

Jean-Etienne Liotard, Marthe Marie Tronchin, 1758(?)

Joshua Reynolds, Lavinia Countess Spencer, 1781

Elizabeth Vigée Le Brun, Madame Mole Raymond, 1787

George Romney, Mary Robinson, 1788

Thomas Lawrence, Elizabeth Farren, 1791


  1. Wow - I'm not at all familiar with that first image! It looks so Victorian, I would never have picked it for 18th century! Must go do some research - thanks for posting!

  2. Ooh, those shades of blue in the first picture have my mouth watering. Yum.

  3. Those girls knew how to properly annoy PETA.....

  4. That first portrait is so realistic, it's like a photograph. Am very impressed.

    But how sad is it that I recognize Lavinia Spencer right away?

  5. Love these images. Thanks for sharing them.

  6. The first painting is so gorgeous! I can't believe I've never seen it before.

    And I've always had a soft spot for the more winter-themed garb of the period. I think it's the muffs, I just love them for some reason.

  7. My daughter looks almost exactly like the first picture (Maria). How weird is that??