Saturday, July 18, 2009

A Beautiful Portrait

This is my favorite portrait of the first Queen of the Belgians, Louise-Marie of Orléans. I love the rich, contrasting colors and the Queen's expression; it seems to mingle gentleness, humor, intelligence and sadness.

3 comments:

Ms. Lucy said...

You're right- this picture is totally mesmerizing-those colours are so right for her. She's beautiful.

Matterhorn said...

I'd like to know more about it, who was the painter and so forth, what the symbolism (if any) might be. But I haven't been able to find much out!

Mandy said...

Such a rich blue! How dazzling!