Monday, September 15, 2014

Amethyst earrings, ca. 1830



Amethyst earrings, ca. 1830 

British made 

15k gold, amethysts






Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna, 1857




Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna (Russia)

Franz Xaver Winterhalter

1857

State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

Victoria, Princess Royal, 1857



Victoria, Princess Royal  (Daughter of Queen Victoria)

1857

Franz Xaver Winterhalter

The Royal Collection, Windsor Castle (London)

Image via WikiArt

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Delphine Odile Fleitas - Madame Alcee Villere, ca. 1858






Delphine Odile Fleitas - Madame Alcee Villere

François Bernard (French-born Louisiana painter, 1812–a 1880) Delphine Odile Fleitas - Madame Alcee Villere

ca. 1858

The Historic New Orleans Collection

Clare, 1861-63




Clare (Miss Clara) (1838–1895)

by John Prescott Knight

Date painted: 1861–1863

Oil on canvas, 92.5 x 71 cm

A portrait by the Stafford-born artist of his daughter.

The Shire Hall Gallery

image via the BBC

On the Balcony





On The Balcony

Gustave-Leonard de Jonghe - Date unknown

Image via the Athenaeum

Danish actress Jehanne Heiberg 1858-59



Danish actress Jehanne Heiberg

1858-59

Wilhelm Marstrand

Frederiksbourg Museum