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Portrait of A. G. and A. A. Lobanov-Rostovsky (1814). Vladimir Borovikovsky (Russian, 1757-1825). Oil on canvas. Russian Museum, St. Petersburg.
In 1795 Borovikovsky became a member of the St Petersburg Academy of Arts; he was also closely connected with many of the chief exponents of Russian culture in the city. His sitters included members of the imperial family, courtiers, generals, many aristocrats and figures from the Russian artistic and literary worlds. Most of his portraits are intimate in style.
St Margaret (c.1631). Francisco de Zurbarán (Spanish, 1598-1664). Oil on canvas. National Gallery, London.
Zurbarán has portrayed her with straw hat and staff as a Spanish shepherdess. Behind her is the dragon which she is said to have overcome with the sign of the cross. Inactive, with the Bible in her hand and a shepherd’s bag over her arm, she gazes with a sweetly childish face. This painting does not tell the turbulent episodes of her life, but shows a saintly woman revered in Zurbarán’s home country.
Title Page, Mercurius Melancholicus, Mistris Parliament Brought to Bed of a Monstrous Childe of Reformation.
University of Pennsylvania’s Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts. Call number Rare Book Collection DA 412 1648 M531 1648, 2014
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Interesting design. The transverse seat is a bit dodgy, but it was a more innocent time. If this hasn’t appeared in a dieselpunk story, it should.