Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Catherine-Rosalie Gerard Duthé

She was an actress and the mistress of the Comte d'Artois. Isn't her gown wonderful? (Via Vive la Reine.) La Duthé has been unkindly called "the first officially recorded dumb blonde" and was painted often in the course of her life. She reminds me of Manon Lescaut. Share


julygirl said...

Capturing the beauty of the fabric in oil required a talented artist.

elena maria vidal said...

It does indeed!

Unknown said...

Wonderful patina of colors shades.