05.12Marie Antoinette's Gossip Guide to the 18th Century: 05.12

May 24, 2012

Queen Victoria's Journals are now online

Elizabeth de Valois, Queen of Spain, and Elizabeth d'Autriche, Queen of France: pen and ink sketch by Princess Victoria

Queen Victoria started keeping a journal when she was 13 years old.  She continued to keep her journals, writing, sketching, and observing the world she lived in.  These are now available online (yes even the Queen's drawings!)

May 16, 2012

Pups of the Past: Louis XV

Attributed to Pierre Gobert, Portrait of Louis XV with Two Dogs. Early 18th century, oil on canvas. Private Collection.

Young Louis XV heads outside with two puppies!

May 08, 2012

Favorites: Marguerite Gérard self portrait

Marguerite Gérard, French, The Artist, Fragonard's Sister-in-law, Painting her Husband's Portrait. c. 1780's, Oil on canvas. Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University.
Check out the details in this beautiful painting! I love her palette!
Such a cool family photo, she even has the dog in there!

May 02, 2012

Vote for an 18th century Google doodle!

Thanks to @Edwardian_Era for pointing out this fun 18th century themed submission in the Google Doodle contest.  Google is having a contest with winners from each state in the final running.  The doodle selected from New York was drawn by twelfth-grader Barbara M.