John Simmons (1823-1876) - Portrait a girl holding a lily

Charlotte Wolter as Messalina (detail) by Hans Makart (1840-1884)
oil on canvas, c.1875

Reading (1863), Ivan Kramskoi

Margaret Livingston

Head of an Angel (detail) by Leonardo Da Vinci.

Daughter Gabriele - Franz von Lenbach

Zsa Zsa Gabor in ‘Moulin Rouge’ (1952) set in late 19th century Paris. Marcel Vertès won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design.
elsa schiaparelli (by elena-lu)


Sleeping Beauty - John William Waterhouse

looks like a wonderful life

Albert Moore - A Sleeping Girl [c.1875] on Flickr.
Moore took great pains in the creation of his pictures. He would make studies of each figure (both nude and draped), as well as separate drapery studies, and a cartoon of the overall design. The finished pictures were produced in a number of distinct stages. First, the overall design was laid out in a single colour. Then then a thin layer of colours was added. Next, hotter colours were thickly applied. A thin, transparent layer of grey was then worked over the whole picture. Moore finished by applying thin and delicate colours. The result is a superb luminosity and delicacy. [Tate Britain, London - Oil on canvas, 30.8 x 22.5 cm]

Plucking the Red and White Roses in the Old Temple Gardens  - Henry Arthur Payne

Joos van Cleve, Salvator Mundi, c. 1540-1
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