One of the best-known painters of the Post-Impressionist period, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, was born on this day in 1864. This 1891 oil painting is on display in Gallery 65, alongside works by Pissarro, Manet, Degas, van Gogh and Monet. Despite being painted in oil, the absorbent card gives the surface a dry, pastel-like appearance
he could barely sleep. his father had returned home the evening prior and all henry could think of was sitting with the man exchanging stories. it had been so long since they had last spoken and he had so much to tell his father. so much had transpired that he did not even know where to begin. surely carina would be the first question or how he had managed to save his father from the dutchman but they’d gone over that the night prior. now, everything was open.
eyes open when first light glides through the window and henry quietly rises from his bed and exits the room, so as not to disturb the other. in the middle of the night when he couldn’t sleep, he had already changed and been ready for the day: the day with his father. as he steps outside of their home, it only takes him seconds to spot the ever familiar figure. “ good morning, father. ” henry greets, his tone far too proper.
“The X-ray shows a female head in a higher position, facing in the opposite direction to the portrait of Elizabeth. The eyes and nose of the face underneath can now be seen where paint has been lost from Elizabeth’s forehead…The identity of the original sitter remains a mystery but the unfinished portrait appears to have been very competently painted, probably by a different artist. The horiginal sitter appears to have been wearing a French hood of a type that was fashionable in the 1570s and 1580s, suggesting that there may have been a period of a few years before the panel was re-used.”
Could this unknown woman be the Queen’s Mother, Anne Boleyn? "The oval face with dark dramatic eyes, high cheekbones and full lips bears resemblance to contemporary accounts on Anne Boleyn’s appearance. This portrait looks very similar to NPG and Hever portraits of Anne Boleyn.”
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