Thursday, 7 June 2012

Chevalier D’Eon Update

Back in April I reported on Philip Mould's discovery of Thomas Stewart's portrait of Chevalier D’Eon (1792) lost since 1926 (CLICK). The National Portrait Gallery in London has acquired the painting as a landmark work and has put it on public display (CLICK). Ironic to consider that our modern kick-ass heroines owe it all to Chevalier D’Eon's popular displays of swordfighting in drag! A man led the way, girls.

2 Comments:

At 7/6/12, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although this is a great work of art, the painting below it, Baker Girl by Thea Penna tops it. That is just how great she is. Superb.

 
At 7/6/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

I wouldn't call the Chevalier portrait a great work of art. Competent. But you're right that Thea Penna's Baker Girl tops it by a long way. Brilliant.

 

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