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  1. 11 May
    Wed / 2016
    Fashionable women all across 19th-century Europe once clamored to pose for Franz X. Winterhalter, because what could be trendier than a portrait by the painter who could best capture the delicate elegance of a chic gown designed by Charles Frederick Worth, the world’s first couturier?

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  2. 18 Nov
    Wed / 2015
    Although it might come as a surprise to those who know Roman Vishniac as an important documentary photographer, he is every bit as famous a pioneer in an entirely different field: scientific photography.

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  3. 19 Aug
    Wed / 2015
    The Habsburg Dynasty loved lavish and ostentatious fashion. Browse the sumptuous materials, intense detailing, and bold silhouettes in these objects and paintings from “Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s Imperial Collections.”

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  4. 30 Aug
    Thu / 2012
    Kitty Fisher may have been the most scrutinized beauty featured in the magnificent Kenwood House portraits. She maintained a regular spot in the social spotlight thanks to her well-known affairs with wealthy men. Artists were no exception, and Sir Joshua Reynolds was one of her greatest admirers. . . .

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  5. 03 Aug
    Fri / 2012
    Mrs. Jordan was the leading comic actress of Georgian England, and in this portrait by English artist John Hoppner, she is painted in her role as Viola from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. In the play, Viola disguises herself as a man so she can be a page for the Duke of Orsino. Mrs. Jordan (1761–1816) led a remarkable life and has been the subject of many biographies. . .

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