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Jean-Honoré Fragonard (French, 1732–1806). The Love Letter, ca. 1770. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Jules Bache Collection, 1949 (49.7.49) #letters #Connections

Pompeo Batoni, Portrait of Lord John Brudenell-Montagu, 1758. Boughton House, Kettering Northamptonshire by renzodionigi, via Flickr

Robert Brown of Newhall by Sir Henry Raeburn 1792. Almost, I want to put this in Regency board because of his dress. But he is still powdered.

Anton Raphael Mengs (1728–1779 Rome) at 48, 1776 Mengs became the most important painter in Dresden, Rome, and Madrid in the third quarter of the eighteenth century. Whereas Mengs's portraits of prominent sitters are notable for their delicacy, meticulous detail, and refined beauty, his self-portraits are essays in truthfulness. The discolored swelling on his forehead is a physical defect visible from about 1760.

Sir Thomas Lawrence (British 1769–1830) [Romanticism, Portrait artist] Portrait of Arthur Atherley as an Etonian, circa 1791.