Oil on canvas, previously attributed to Johann Zoffany, 1779;
Dido Elizabeth Belle is depicted here with her cousin Elizabeth Murray. This painting scandalised many of it’s 18th century audience due to its portrayal of Belle, a woman of colour, in a non-subservient position. Considered to be one of the first paintings to do so, it was probably commissioned by Belle’s father Admiral Sir John Lindsay in the late 1770’s.
I bet Zeus became a lot more open-minded after having Athena.
Downton Abbey Rewatch + 3x01
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“In the beginning it is always dark." — The Childlike Empress, "The NeverEnding Story”
"close your eyes to see this painting" by Sebastian Bieniek
Audrey Hepburn in Cecil Beaton portraits for My Fair Lady. The bottom one is a commonly used picture and the one above it is an outtake from the shoot.
FHM UK October 2014