portrait of a lime


Green Suits

I was thinking about that green suit from the LACMA we all love (remember that post?) and decided that green menswear is rather pretty (especially when mixed with pink).

Photos from top:

  1. “Portrait of a Gentleman said to be Earl Grey”, George Romney.
  2. Lime green three-piece suit, made in Italy, ca. 1770, LACMA.
  3. “Jacob Wilkinson, a Governor of the East India Company”, Johann Zoffany.
  4. Coat and waistcoat, ca. 1775, McCord Museum.
  5. “Arthur Chichester, 1st Marquess of Donegall”, ca. 1790, Thomas Gainsborough.
  6. Green coat, ca. 1790, LACMA.
  7. “Portrait of Francis Lind”, George Romney.
  8. “A Conversation (The Artist’s Brothers, Peter and James Romney)” detail, 1766, George Romney.
  9. “Portrait of Jean-Baptiste Oudry”, 1753, Jean-Baptiste Perronneau.