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 Sir Brooke Boothby 
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Joseph Wright of Derby painted a portrait of a notable British subject, Sir Brooke Boothby, in 1781 that is extraordinary to me in its extravagant portrayal of a gentleman of sentiment and high fashion (which he was). He is portrayed reclining full length in a garden grove holding a book open (Rousseau I believe) and wearing a very large hat tilted to one side and in elegant but "suitable" clothes for a morning walk. It is for me a quintessential late 18th Century expression of the life of privilege removed from the salon to the beloved English garden which found its way to Versailles.


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It must be great! Do you have any pictures of it? I would be curious to see it :)

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I found it! :angel1:
It's really delightful, and it seems to represent the XVIII century taste for sensibility and nature so well...

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