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Unfinished full size study, including original pre-censorship dangling shoulder strap, of John Singer Sargent’s Madame X

Unfinished full size study, including original pre-censorship dangling shoulder strap, of John Singer Sargent’s Madame X

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Ten great portraits of Queens | Madame Guillotine. Mary I, Antonio Moro, 1554. Photo: Prado, Madrid.1554 - Queen Mary Tudor, Queen of England, second wife of Philip II of Spain. Artist: Anthonis Mor Dimensions: 109 cm x 84 cm Location: Museo del Prado Although there is much to admire in Mary I – her energy, her principles, her detemination and the fact that she was the first woman to rule England in her own right, her reign is associated with cruelty, persecution and unpopularity.

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The Violinist/Ode to John Singer Sargent. Zhao Kailin. Kailin became enamoured of the elegantly voluptuous society portraiture of American painter John Singer Sargent (1856-1925). Sargent’s Madame X (1884), a full-figure portrait of a mysterious porcelain-skinned woman dressed in a long black dress that scandalized Paris’s Salon of 1884, most certainly has left its silky mark on many of Kailin’s portrait paintings.

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