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George Romney

Posted Mar 1, 2012 at 10:29 CET in Artists and People.

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Portrait of a Young Woman in Powder Blue, ca. 1777.
Source: Fergus Hall Master Paintings.

George Romney was one of the major English portrait painters of the late 18th century, and I can’t believe I haven’t featured him earlier!

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Jean-Marc Nattier

Posted Feb 2, 2012 at 20:12 CET in Artists, Fashion, Paintings, and People.

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Marie Adelaide of France as Diana, 1745.
Current location: Uffizi Gallery.

Jean-Marc Nattier was a French painter who did many portraits of the French royal family during the mid 18th century.

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Exhibition about Gustav Mauritz Armfelt

Posted Jan 10, 2012 at 11:41 CET in Exhibitions, Museums, and People.

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Armfelt by Adolf Ulrich Wertmüller. Source: Livrustkammaren.

In march an exhibition about Gustav Mauritz Armfelt, Gustav III’s favourite, will open at Livrustkammaren in Stockholm. Until then you can follow the preparations of the exhibition through the exhibition blog.

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Fedor Stepanovich Rokotov

Posted Oct 25, 2011 at 10:19 CEST in Artists, Fashion, Paintings, and People.

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Portrait of V.E. Novosiltsova, 1780.

Fedor Stepanovich Rokotov was a Russian portrait painter.

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The Tischbein family

Posted Aug 16, 2011 at 09:23 CEST in Artists, Fashion, Paintings, and People.

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Johann Friedrich August Tischbein, Johanna Constantia, 1780s.

The Tischbein family was a German family of painters of who the most well known appear to be Johann Heinrich Tischbein the Elder, Johann Friedrich August Tischbein and Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein.

Due to all these artists sharing the same name there seems to be total confusion on the internet regarding who has made which painting (Wikipedia attributes one painting from 1796 to a Tischbein who died in1789…). I haven’t managed to figure it out myself and therefore will show all the Tischbein paintings I have found in this post, but will only state the artists of the ones I’m fairly sure of. If you can shed any light on the subject (perhaps you know in which museums some of these are kept?), do tell!

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