★ Neubourg-Cromière Portraits by Roslin
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★ Neubourg-Cromière Portraits by Roslin

★ I absolutely love these gorgeous companion portraits of French aristocrats, the Baron and Baroness de Neubourg-Cromière. They were created in 1756 by noted Swedish artist Alexander Roslin, whose skillful representation… Continue reading

★ Maria Amalia of Austria by van Meytens
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★ Maria Amalia of Austria by van Meytens

★ On this day in 1746, Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria was born at the Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna. The eighth child of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria and Emperor Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, she was also… Continue reading