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Portrait of Gerard Cornelis van Riebeeck, Mattheus Verheyden, 1755

Candide by Voltaire http://www.amazon.com/dp/1507875568/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_UTG8ub0DM7HCA

Voltaire: as the French philosopher Voltaire has very rightly said, “It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.

Joaquín INZA, "Portrait of Charles of Bourbon and Saxony, Prince Royal of Naples and Sicily, Infante of Spain, Prince of Asturias XXVIIIº (1748-1819) - future King Carlos IV of Spain and the Indies , oil on canvas, 1759-1760.

Joaquín INZA, "Portrait of Charles of Bourbon and Saxony, Prince Royal of Naples and Sicily, Infante of Spain, Prince of Asturias XXVIIIº (1748-1819) - future King Carlos IV of Spain and the Indies , oil on canvas, 1759-1760.

Portrait of a Young Man Pompeo Girolamo Batoni (Italian, Roman, 1708–1787) ca. 1760–65. MET NYC

Portrait of a Young Man ca Museum Quality hand-painted oil painting reproductions on artclon.

The financial misfortunes of James Brydges, Duke of Chandos and victim of the South Sea Bubble!   www.madamegilflurt.com/2013/08/on-this-day-death-of-james-brydges-duke.html

Portrait of James Brydges, Duke of Chandos by Michael Dahl, 1719

It is interesting to compare the stanz & proportions of this figure by Devis with those of Roubilac's lay figure. C18th clients wouldn't have minded the distortions because they conveyed refinement. Only a gentleman, guided by the attentions of a dancing master, would have held himself like this.

Arthur Devis, Earl of Tyrconnel (London, De Young Museum, San Francisco).

Arthur Vansittart (detail) ~ Michael Dahl I

Arthur Vansittart (detail) Michael Dahl I National Trust, Lyme Park

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