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Acanthus leaves I have always loved this, on Corinthian columns, and every way they have shown up through the ages in art motifs . I have it growing in my yard ,too.

Joshua Reynold, 1778, Jane, Countess of Harrington, Henry E. Huntington Art…

Costumes for the modern Comédie-Française designed by Louis Bercut. Inspired by…

An open sacque dress (à la Francaise) of turquoise blue and silver watered silk, with matching silk trimmings on the bodice. The necklace, shoulder mantle and sleeve ruffles are of fine silk lace. On her wrists two black silk bracelets mounted with miniatures. Given the precision of the costume, possibly painted by a professional 'drapery painter', or in-house assistant Giuseppe Marchi (d.1808). Detail from Suzanna Beckford, 1755, by Sir Joshua Reynolds. (c) TATE

Self-portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds

Mrs James Paine (d.1766), and the Misses Paine by Joshua Reynolds (English 1723–1792)(Charlotte, b.1751, and Mary, 1753–1798), 1766

A portrait of Mary Wordsworth, Lady Kent. This picture was completed in 1777 by Sir Joshua Reynolds and continues to enthrall 18th century enthusiasts with its depiction of a clearly aristocratic, yet simply styled (by the standards of the time) lady.

Antique Victorian Rococo Cast Iron Coalbrookdale Fireplace Mantel