"Wrong Century" — Brilliant illustration by artist Tomas Kucerovsky depicting the fate of plus-size beauty in the modern age.
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Presumed Portrait of Mademoiselle Rosalie Duthé. Attributed to Claude-Jean-Baptiste Hoin (French, 1750–1817). Pastel on paper. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
After quitting a French convent, Duthé became the mistress of wealthy English financier George Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont, “whom she is said to have ruined.” She then became a dancer at the Paris Opera Ballet, and the companion to various noblemen, including the Duc de Durfort, the Marquis de Genlis, and the young Duc d’Artois, the future Charles X of France.
If only Bradley’s arm was longer. Best photo ever.
George Barret. Detail from Powerscourt, County Wicklow, Ireland, 1762.
Richard Westall - Flora Unveiled by Zephyrs - 1807