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For remembering Marquis de la Fayette, I'm posting a great portrait of him, by Thomas Sully, 1825:


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Thu May 21, 2009 8:07 am
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1825.... cant be THE La Fayette then ?


Thu May 21, 2009 7:16 pm
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He died in 1834.

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I saw a beautiful portrit of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI.I WAS IN PARIS THEN

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Thu May 21, 2009 9:30 pm
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oops , I had a notion that he had fallen victim of the revolution
and ended up being guillotined !
( French for short back and sides )

In fact he survived those turbulant years and lived to a grand old age
... must have been 77 when he died

( wonder if he wrote his memoirs ?
they would make compulsive reading ! )


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Yeah he lived a very long life. He was the national hero of the French, but Americans loved him as well. He lost in the events of the French Revolution in its third year, around 1792, and then, as I know, he did nothing important but writing his memoires:

http://www.infibeam.com/Books/info/Gene ... 25588.html

(here you can buy it)

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/8376

(here you can download it)

sorry, it was a bit offtopic :D

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Fri May 22, 2009 12:46 pm
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THanks for the link
on first perusal though it looks to be all about
his time in America when its the French Rev that
we re really interested in.


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I really like the portrait, too bad it wasn't finished. You can read his face, see those years of experience, cleverness, certain weariness but still some vivid energy… Thank you Anouk for posting, I find it magnificent.


Here is something by Liotard (Jean – Etienne Liotard), nothing oriental this time.
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I like this dress, this wonderful blue color. How nice is the bracelet too, with a lovely miniature.

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I love you posts of 18th century portraits Marija, they're absolutely wonderful! Where do you find them all?

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Marija Vera wrote:
I like this dress, this wonderful blue color. How nice is the bracelet too, with a lovely miniature.



Really, Liotard cared for little details! On the second painting the maid, I think, must be the "Chocolate girl". At least, her face is so simular!

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baron de batz wrote:
I love you posts of 18th century portraits Marija, they're absolutely wonderful! Where do you find them all?


So you love me Baron?? :lol: This was all of a sudden. :wink:

Anyway merci beaucoup, I very appreciate any compliment from you. Since it’s my passion, I sort them in my folders, find them on the Internet or scan them from the books I have. By the way, haven't seen you in a while.

I agree Anouk, they are similar! :idea:

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Marija wrote:

So you love me Baron?? This was all of a sudden.

Oops.... :oops: talk about a Freudian slip! I'm sure that psychologists would have an absolute ball interpreting that particular typing error!

Well Marija, now that I've inadvertently declared my flame (as the French say) where do we go from here? :lol: Does Madame reject me, do I have to leap over walls Fragonard style to surprize the "belle"? :lol:

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baron de batz wrote:
Well Marija, now that I've inadvertently declared my flame (as the French say) where do we go from here? Does Madame reject me, do I have to leap over walls Fragonard style to surprize the "belle"? :lol:


How possibly could I reject one baron? :wink: Especially if he is this charming... Still, I must say something about the “subtle” approach, is baron always this direct?? :lol:

These are not portraits but I found this description very interesting in understanding this common motif of the time so I decided to post it with the paintings below.

In Lancret’s painting The Swing we find a highly popular motif of the time, treated not only by Fragonard, Boucher and Pater, but also by lesser painters of the era. Here becomes clear what made the swing such a popular theme.
It is not only the erotic aura, whose “moment of happiness” is to be found in a glimpse under the petticoats, but also in the fact that the swing is a metaphor of an interim realm belonging neither to the earth nor to the air. It remains intangible, allocated neither to an element nor to a physical place. Non-committal coquettishness, the freedom of intimacy, that bonds that do not tie: all these are evoked by the rope with which the desiring cavalier is moving the swing, not as a symbol, but certainly as an obvious suggestion.


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Not sure just who painted this pic
but I think its french 18th cent
It must be from the "en fete " school or something..
maybe someone can tell us who the artist is

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quote ..... I really like the portrait, too bad it wasn't finished. You can read his face, see those years of experience, cleverness, certain weariness but still some vivid energy… Thank you Anouk for posting, I find it magnificent. end quote.

you are right, we hear so much about La Fayette and yet this for me is the first
time Ive really seen a good portrait of him.
Of course he was rabidly anti British... I think his father died in some battle
with the Brits... spanish succession or something.... so it must have been
particularly satisfying for him to go over to America and get his revenge.

He even had a special sword made if memory serves ... and he had dreams of
some future invasion of Britain when he would plunge that sword into the very heart of his arch enemy.
Yhe invasion never took place... the sword is probably in some Washington museum or other .
But hats off to La Fayette, he survived the battles in America and he survived
the turmoils of the French revolution too when so many of his contempararies lost their heads.


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