fashionsfromhistory:

Mrs. Herbert Duckworth
Julia Margaret Cameron
1867

This portrait of Julia Jackson, which is usually trimmed to an oval, suggests an antique cameo carved in deep relief. Its success lies partly in its subject’s actual beauty and partly in the way the photographer modeled it to suggest Christian and classical ideals of purity, strength, and grace. The photograph was made the year Julia married Herbert Duckworth. Three years later she was a widow and the mother of three children. 
Her second marriage, in 1878, to the great Victorian intellectual Sir Leslie Stephen, produced the painter Vanessa Bell and the writer Virginia Woolf. In her novel To the Lighthouse (1927), Virginia portrayed her mother as the searching, sensitive Mrs. Ramsay, ever suspended in thought. “She bore about with her, she could not help knowing it, the torch of her beauty; she carried it erect into any room that she entered.” (MET)

MET

fashionsfromhistory:

Mrs. Herbert Duckworth

Julia Margaret Cameron

1867

This portrait of Julia Jackson, which is usually trimmed to an oval, suggests an antique cameo carved in deep relief. Its success lies partly in its subject’s actual beauty and partly in the way the photographer modeled it to suggest Christian and classical ideals of purity, strength, and grace. The photograph was made the year Julia married Herbert Duckworth. Three years later she was a widow and the mother of three children. 

Her second marriage, in 1878, to the great Victorian intellectual Sir Leslie Stephen, produced the painter Vanessa Bell and the writer Virginia Woolf. In her novel To the Lighthouse (1927), Virginia portrayed her mother as the searching, sensitive Mrs. Ramsay, ever suspended in thought. “She bore about with her, she could not help knowing it, the torch of her beauty; she carried it erect into any room that she entered.” (MET)

MET


Louis XIII learning to write
« Journal de la vie active du roy Louis [XIII], exactement descrit » depuis le premier janvier 1605 jusqu’au « XXX… janvier… 1628… par messire JEHAN HEROUARD, Sgr DE VAUGRIGNEUSE, son premier medecin »

Louis XIII learning to write

« Journal de la vie active du roy Louis [XIII], exactement descrit » depuis le premier janvier 1605 jusqu’au « XXX… janvier… 1628… par messire JEHAN HEROUARD, Sgr DE VAUGRIGNEUSE, son premier medecin »

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kittyinva:

bizarrelosangeles:

"I’ve got a grand pair of legs. After all, I started in the leg shows — the Winter Gardens and the Follies. But have I ever been allowed to show my legs on the screen? No, my dear. I always had to wear my velvet skirts tight to the ground because producers think vamps grow that way. It’s the bunk." — Nita Naldi

Kittyinva: Love it! You go, Nita!

kittyinva:

bizarrelosangeles:

"I’ve got a grand pair of legs. After all, I started in the leg shows — the Winter Gardens and the Follies. But have I ever been allowed to show my legs on the screen? No, my dear. I always had to wear my velvet skirts tight to the ground because producers think vamps grow that way. It’s the bunk." — Nita Naldi

Kittyinva: Love it! You go, Nita!