Portrait of Mrs. Harriet Quentin by Jean François-Marie Huet-Villiers.

After attending an exhibition Jane Austen wrote to her sister that she had found a portrait of Mrs Bingley’s:
"Mrs. Bingley’s is exactly herself-size, shaped face, features, and sweetness; there never was a greater likeness. She is dressed in a white gown,with green ornaments, which convinces me of what I had always supposed, that green was a favourite colour with her. I dare say Mrs. Darcy will be in yellow
….and I am disappointed, for there was nothing like Mrs Darcy at either. I can only imagine that Mr Darcy prizes any Picture of her too much to like it should be exposed to the public eye. I can imagine he would have that sort of feeling, that mixture of love, pride, and delicacy.”
(24 May, 1813)

Untitled Photography, Thomas Eakins, 1891

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Sara Bernhardt played Mélissinde in Edmon Rostand’s play La Princesse lointaine at the Théâtre de la Renaissance. Mucha created the poster for a special banquet in 1896. It was reproduced in La Plume magazine, the Edition d’Art, and as a postcard for the department store La Belle Jardinière.
"It is (often) the quiet gesture which carries the most significance - the one which suddenly directs the symphony." - Mary Anne Radmacher (via observando)

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