Or rather portraits. It's raining and I have been looking though my Photobucket and now I'm inflicting you with some pictures I particulary like. With that I bid you a festive Midsummer and I will return next week- hopefully with something sewing related.
Elizabeth of Austria
Marguerite de Valois
This beautiful lady was a member of the de la Gardie-family, at the time one of Sweden's richest families. Her gown is sumptous enough for that, I think.
Lady ELizabeth Butler
Hedvig Taube, the mistress of the Swedish king Fredrik I. I often think that the portrait's of 18th century great beauties looks rather plain, but Hedvig really look beautiful.
This painting hangs at Skogaholm's manor house at Skansen in Srockholm. I love this gown andd wish the early 18th century suited me, as I would love to re-create it.
Alexander Roslin's pretty wife.
Lady Elizabeth Murray and her cousin Dido. I only recently found this through Pauline's delightful post.
I think this is a Sargent.
Thora Dardel by her husband Nild Dardel.
And Edita Morris, his mistress. This is one of my favourite portraits ever.