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Author:  blanche dubois [ Thu Dec 27, 2007 12:31 am ]
Post subject:  Historical figures by George Stuart

I found these a few months back.I love them so much!some of you have probably seen then before but i thought i would post anyway.

go to http://www.galleryhistoricalfigures.com

Artist, Historian, Entertainer

For more than fifty years George S. Stuart has been capturing the essence of history's most famous and infamous personalities. Rarely have art and history been melded so exactly in works of such breathtaking realism.

To date, he has created more than four hundred Historical Figures that have been exhibited in the Smithsonian and private collections.

some of these look so real that i thought they were photos.They have given me some ideas for a set of photographs...

here are some of my favs:
countesse de la motte with necklace
<a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v648/whorehouse_eyes/?action=view&current=stuart7.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/whorehouse_eyes/stuart7.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
princess de lamballe
<a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v648/whorehouse_eyes/?action=view&current=stuart5.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/whorehouse_eyes/stuart5.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
Du Barry
<a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v648/whorehouse_eyes/?action=view&current=CntsDuBarry_Best.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/whorehouse_eyes/CntsDuBarry_Best.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
marie antoinette
<a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v648/whorehouse_eyes/?action=view&current=MarieAnt_court_Best.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/whorehouse_eyes/MarieAnt_court_Best.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
marie antoinette detail
<a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v648/whorehouse_eyes/?action=view&current=MarieAnt_court_Lt.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/whorehouse_eyes/MarieAnt_court_Lt.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
the detail is amazing!what talent!

Author:  blanche dubois [ Thu Dec 27, 2007 12:41 am ]
Post subject:  some more historical sculptures......

Duchess of kendal
<a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v648/whorehouse_eyes/?action=view&current=DuchKendal_Best.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/whorehouse_eyes/DuchKendal_Best.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
Henrietta Maria
<a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v648/whorehouse_eyes/?action=view&current=HenriettaMaria_Best.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/whorehouse_eyes/HenriettaMaria_Best.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
Nell Gwynne
<a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v648/whorehouse_eyes/?action=view&current=NellGwynne_Best.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/whorehouse_eyes/NellGwynne_Best.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
Mary Stuart
<a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v648/whorehouse_eyes/?action=view&current=MaryStuart_Best.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/whorehouse_eyes/MaryStuart_Best.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

Author:  Délicate fleur [ Thu Dec 27, 2007 12:42 am ]
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I found these very strange to look at....the expression on Antoinette's face! Too disdainful!

Author:  blanche dubois [ Thu Dec 27, 2007 12:54 am ]
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they are very strange to look at and i think thats why i am attracted to them,i can image them being painstakingly difficult to make,you have to admire the patience of the artist!
i find the dipiction of Kendal the best.....theres always something macabre about dolls&mannequins....... :twisted:

Author:  Délicate fleur [ Thu Dec 27, 2007 12:57 am ]
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Mary Stuart has been done well.

Author:  blanche dubois [ Thu Dec 27, 2007 1:05 am ]
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indeed,and Henrietta looks like a photograph!strange,she looks like catarina of braganza........

Author:  Monsieur Andre [ Thu Dec 27, 2007 3:20 am ]
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That's not Lamballe, that's du Barry. This is Lamballe:

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And more MA's:

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Author:  Monsieur Andre [ Thu Dec 27, 2007 3:28 am ]
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MA:

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Maria Theresa:

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Polignac:

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Louis Charles:

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Louis XVI:

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Louis XVI:

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Fersen:

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Rohan:

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Author:  Délicate fleur [ Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:56 am ]
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For some reason I find how some of these figures are depicted insulting...Polignac, Louis XVI, Marie-Thérèse, the strange bosom of Antoinette in the la belle poule portrait. Maybe this is just me?

Author:  Monsieur Andre [ Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:17 am ]
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I will admit that some of the features are a bit exaggerated, but I for one think that they are extraordinarily accurate, pertaining to Maria Theresa in particular, she was a huge woman and the look he put on her face is perfect. Louis XVI, in the chair is really just rather comical and the one in his smithy looks incredibly good to me. Polignac, well she is a la mode and rather flamboyant, but that's how Polignac was, no? As for MA's bosom, she grew quite buxom following the children's births, although I agree that her gowns probably weren't all that revealing, but that's artistic license, and one must agree that they are absolutely gorgeous, and they do bare a striking resemblance to la Reine!

Author:  jadean [ Thu Dec 27, 2007 3:22 pm ]
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I think that they are quite good, except for Maria Theresa, I don't really care for that one. The others I thought were good especially the one with MA and her children. Thanks for posting those for us.

Author:  blanche dubois [ Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:32 pm ]
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hmm,i cant see how one could find them insulting.
i got lamballe wrong...oops thanks for pointing that out monsieur andre.I agree completely with andre,they are artistically marvellous and beautiful,the detail is amazing and the artist must be very passionate and dedicated to his work.

Author:  jadean [ Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:54 pm ]
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It's too bad these aren't available to buy as miniatures. I would love to have the one of MA and her children.

Author:  Monsieur Andre [ Fri Dec 28, 2007 6:57 pm ]
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I think they are, but you have to have them specially commisioned, so he would have to make another MA with her children. All these are owned by the Ventura County Museum.

Author:  Leroy Becker [ Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:18 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Historical figures by George Stuart

Hello Folks. I am a longtime supporter of the artist. I will happily attempt to find answers to your questions about George Stuart and his Historical Figures(R). For openers, Mr. Stuart does take an occasional commission. However, most of his time is now occupied with monologs (entertaining lectures) and maintaining over 300 of his 400-odd Figures. Details are on his website at http://www.galleryhistoricalfigures.com.

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