March 24, 2011

Details: Portrait of the Comtesse de Beaufort

Louis Michel van Loo, Portrait of the Comtesse de Beaufort. 1760, oil on canvas. The Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College.

I love this portrait, especially how the blue from the dress seems to reflect off the white satin bodice.  If you look closely some of the gemstones seem to have a color to them.  Such a simple gown for a portrait!


  1. Hi Lauren:) the fabric is definitely sumptuous..but the outfit looks like it's unfinished..a bit blah in my opinion. I do love the way the white absorbs the blue and turns it almost pearly. Thanks!

  2. she reminds me of this portrair of madame de aubeterre: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_dEWAhGMTIoA/S3b6eOg5TWI/AAAAAAAAAXI/I6aPVmeWjCw/s1600-h/2181.jpg

    very similar!

  3. I had no idea that such a treasure was so close to me. I graduated from Rollins and never knew it was there. I must pay a visit soon.