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Women Holding Their Heads In Their Hands While Reading Du Jour

Eddie Pensier writes: From my recent visit to the Art Institute of Chicago, a strange mini-trend I noticed. Jacques-Louis David, Madame François Buron (1769) Sir Thomas Lawrence, Mrs Jens Wolff (1803-15) Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Interrupted Reading (c. 1870) More art and other … Continue reading

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Innocence and Experience

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Two portraits of Marie Antoinette: Martin van Meytens, 1767-1768. She is 12 or 13 years-old. Jacques-Louis David, 1793. David sketched this as she was being taken to the guillotine, age 37. Click on the images to enlarge.

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