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German painter Franz Xavier Winterhalter has depicted here Princess Elizabeth Esperovna Trubetzkaya in a dome crinoline with black lace trim and a flounced under-skirt. Franz was a court-painter of Louis-Philippe and he always depicted the royal personalities in his paintings. The princess is holding a hand-fan in one hand. Hand-fan is not a product of Japan only. In fact, hand fans were normal even in the times of ancient Greece. Suspiciously, princesses are either always extremely beautiful or extremely ugly in our stories. We don’t know why anyone doesn’t depict at least one princess as a regular looking person. The oil-on-canvas painting of 1859 describes the first scenario – a perfectly beautiful princess. Well, this is not a fictitious person. But she has a beauty […]

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This fine work of art was drawn by an adept English-Irish artist Stephen Catterson Smith. He was born in 1806 in North Yorkshire, England.  He was a distinguished artist, who drew outstanding paintings of royal family of England. The represented painting is an oil-on-panel work. It’s a fine depiction of Queen Victoria of England at the age of 9. Look at the delicacy of her body. Her style of standing with a certain grace makes her more attractive and innocent. The big hat covering the whole face from backside distinguishes the beauty of the face from the rest of the picture. The red straps on her dress’ shoulders, which seem like little roses, are hinting the tenderness of the little girl. We can see her […]

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