hyacinth in bloom by Elena Kovyrzina on Flickr.
Madame de Pompadour with Her Hand Resting on a Harpsichord Keyboard (c.1750). François Boucher (French, 1703-1770). Oil on paper mounted on canvas. Musée du Louvre.
Mistress of King Louis XV of France. The extent of her influence over state policy has been exaggerated. She was a tastemaker in matters of art and culture, favoring Voltaire and other writers of the Encyclopédie, employing many artists to decorate her residences, and encouraging the manufacture of Sèvres ware and other luxury goods.
Düsseldorf. Internationale Kunst und Gartenbau Ausstellung (poster)
Joseph Adolph Lang
William I, Prince of Orange (24 April 1533 – 10 July 1584), also widely known as William the Silent.
Passeggiata alle Cascine - Luigi Gioli
La Petite Couturière, 1858, Jules Breton