Sunday, January 25, 2009

Picture Study: Week 22

Adelaide Labille-Guiard
Marie-Josephe-Felicite de La Rochefoucauld, Vicomtesse de Gand, 1787

One of his initial observations: "She looks just like Grandma!"
I couldn't agree more. I almost had a shiver of recognition when I saw this portrait for the first time.

The Vicomtesse and my mom are dead ringers born about 200 years--and continents--apart.

I was delighted to discover more of Ms Labille-Guiard's portraits here. And a biography of the fiesty artist here.


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