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fuckyeahhistorycrushes: “ Peter the Great of Russia Request from sailorjess! First of all, can we take a moment to appreciate those CURLS? Because those are some down right gorgeous curls. Hot damn. Moment of respect for curls taken? Good, lets...

This is the very fine George Catlin. Mr. Catlin started off as a lawyer, who was taught by Tapping Reeve at the first law school in the United States, the Litchfield Law School. After two years as a...

ca. 1780 Anne, Duchess of Cumberland by Thomas Gainsborough (Lady Lever Art Gallery, Liverpool UK) | Grand Ladies | gogm

Tansen Collection. I cannot find out how this portrait is related to the several sites that mention the Tansen Collection. However, the blog.catherinedelors.com pictures it and describes it as an 18th century portrait of an unknown lady. Catherine Delors has written a charming article about Jane Austen's love of portrait miniatures and the many instances in which they figure in her novels.

Richard Tickell (1751-1793), by Thomas Gainsborough http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_361960/Thomas-Gainsborough/Portrait-Of-Richard-Tickell-(1751-1793)

Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun, Portrait of a Young Lady, 1797. I believe the young lady lives at the Boston MFA.