09.12Marie Antoinette's Gossip Guide to the 18th Century: 09.12

September 13, 2012

Art du Jour! The Musical Duo

Gabriel Jacques de Saint-Aubin, The Musical Duo. Circa 1772, transparent and opaque watercolor with gum glaze additions and brown and black ink over graphite on cream laid paper. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
I love the sheen on her gown, and the small details throughout. The velvet ottoman also stands out!

September 10, 2012

18th Century Cats in paintings

Jean Jacques Bachelier, White angora cat chasing a butterfly (Chat angora blanc guettant un papillon). 18th Century, oil on canvas. Musée Lambinet.
Maybe I am inspired by @arthistorycat but I feel like I keep coming across paintings featuring 18th century French kittens! Well, cats too! Enjoy