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Tudor Inspiration: Pregnancy Portraits and the Boleyn Canopy

The Long WaitI have been intrigued by the portraits of pregnant women, such as the ones painted by Marcus Gheeraerts. Pregnancy is nowadays a much more private affair, but the wonder of new life has hopefully not changed. There is a stunning portrait of an unknown lady by Gheeraerts in which her face is depicted

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 Jean Ettienne LiotardPortrait of Louise Jacquet (opera singer)Pastel, 59.8 x 45 cms,

Albrecht DurerThe Large Piece of Turf1503Watercolour on Paper, 40.8 cm (16 ″);

Click to enlargeBartholomeus van der Helst, Portrait of Abraham del Court and

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Dutch Art

Black is one of the most difficult colours to get right in

In the 17th century the Brits were mad about the Dutch.  In

My Self Portrait with Dog was painted over the course of the

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17th Century Art

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The Long WaitI have been intrigued by the portraits of pregnant women,