Monday, July 5, 2010

Portrait of a Gentleman

Count Robert de Montesquiou 1897

Marchesa Luisa Casati 1908

Portrait of Madame Juillard

Portrait of Countess Zichy

Lady Colin Campbell 1897

I've always admired the work of artist Giovanni Boldini, ever since I first saw one in a museum as a young boy. I'm in the process of having my portrait done, and will show it to you when it's finished. While not as grand and aristocratic as a Boldini - it will be a record of my person for all to see ! Many years ago I had my mothers portrait done, by Joseph Wallace King - at that time he was the only American to have ever painted Queen Elizabeth ! Here are some Boldini favorites... aren't they just so beautiful and romantic ? I'm crazy for them ! DF *****