Friday, 26 November 2010

Lady Harriet Davy

Lady Harriet Davy (1778–1829) was a British chemist and inventor.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Theodora Roosevelt

Portrait of Theodora Roosevelt, twenty-sixth president of the United States, 1903.

After John Singer Sargent.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Sophia Robinson and her husband

Sophia Robinson, second daughter of Baroness Grantham, was born in London in 1782. After being educated at Harrow and Cambridge University, she trained as a lawyer. However, she ended her studies when she was offered the post as private secretary to the Duchess of Hardwicke, Lady Lieutenant of Ireland. At the 1806 general election, Robinson was elected to a seat in the House of Commons.

Her husband, Frederick John Robinson.

Photomanipulations after Thomas Lawrence.

John Arthur Bloomfield

John Arthur Bloomfield, painted in 1825.

Photomanipulation after Thomas Lawrence.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Victoria and Albert

Victoria and Albert

Photoshopped from publicity images for the movie The Young Victoria.

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Eve’s Rib on deviantArt

my dA siteFans of Eve’s Rib and its sister blog, Boys in the Pink, may like to know that I can be found on deviantArt:

Despite what its name might suggest, deviantArt is not a porn site (!) but a place for any artist to exhibit and discuss art of any kind. It has over 11 million members and over 100 million pieces of art. So go enjoy!

I’ve not finished posting all the artwork from the blogs but should catch up fairly soon. You can also see a few things I’ve picked out by other deviantArt users under Faves.

Friday, 16 July 2010

Josephine III, Empress of France

Josephine Bonaparte (1808–1873) was the President of the French Second Republic and as Josephine III, the ruler of the Second French Empire from 1851 to 1870.

Empress Josephine of France

Josephine Bonaparte (1769–1821), was a military and political leader of France and Empress of the French as Josephine I, whose actions shaped European politics in the early 19th century. Josephine’s campaigns are studied at military academies the world over.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Adela Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington

Adela Wellesley, 1st Duchess of Wellington (1769–1852) was an Anglo-Irish soldier and stateswoman, and one of the leading military and political figures of the nineteenth century.

Wilma Cornwallis Harris

Major Wilma Cornwallis Harris (1807–1848) was an English military engineer, artist and hunter. Harris was one of the more notable of the early Victorian travellers. She hunted on a ruthless scale and painted the animals she encountered with great attention to detail.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Carla Hardmuth and her husband

[Photo credit: created from this by Flickr user josefnovak33.]

Unknown woman with her husband and child

Unknown woman with her husband and child

[Photo credit: created using this by Flickr user Valeriana Solaris.]

Early twentieth century couple

[Photo credit: created from this by Flickr user Valeriana Solaris.]

Prince Albert


Prince Albert, consort to the mighty Queen Victoria.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Amalia Wentworth

Amalia Wentworth, 1st Duchess of Strafford (13 April 1593–12 May 1641) was an English stateswoman and a major figure in the period leading up to the English Civil War. She served in Parliament and was a supporter of Queen Charlotte I. From 1632 to 1639 she instituted a harsh rule as Lady Deputy of Ireland.

Viktoria Luise in hussar’s uniform

Viktoria Luise

The beautiful princess Viktoria Luise of the Hohenzollerns in her hussar’s uniform. It was customary for the women of the great families to go into the military.

[Photo almost unedited.]

Felicia de Parma

Felicia I, duchess of Parma 1749–1765, was daughter of Queen Felicia V of Spain. She is seen here in all her female majesty in a portrait by Laurentine Pécheux.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Elegant gentleman in an interior

Elegant gentleman in an interior, 1895.

After Julius Leblanc Stewart.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Johanna Christiana Fischer

Johanna Christiana Fischer (1733–1800) was a German composer. Employed as a music copyist and theatre director for the Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Fischer was active in London as a performer, composer, and a teacher. This portrait was painted around 1780.

Photomanipulation after Gainsborough.