Jean-Honoré Fragonard, A Young Woman with a Garland of Roses Around her Neck (detail)
18th century



—Marie Antoinette (2006)

 Just so everyone is clear, the handsome Black man tutoring Marie Antoinette is Joseph Boulogne, classical musician extraordinaire whose work influenced Mozart’s. This has been your Western music history tidbit of the day. Adieu! 

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Library Porn

Admont Abbey Library, Austria

This is like the real life library from Beauty and the Beast

Wow so rare to see a library with a light color scheme.

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François Flameng: A reception at Malmaison, and details.


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"My greatest misfortune would be to marry into a family who would carry me as their shame as I have been required to carry my own mother. Her apparent crime to be born negro and mine to be the evidence. Since I wish to deny her no more than I wish to deny myself you will pardon me for wanting a husband who feels ‘forgiveness’ of my bloodline is both unnecessary and without grace."

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Belle (2013)

Gugu Mbatha-Raw in ‘Belle’ (2014).

Belle (2013)

Society has a habit of disregarding one of its own even when opportunity provides.

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1890’s Evening Dress by Charles Federick Worth (1825-1895) via MET.

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Favorite Authors [2-?] ― Jane Austen

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” 
― Jane Austen

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Evening dress 1887-1889 via MET.

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Just watched Belle and

the costumes and the score for Belle were just so so beautiful and perfect! ;_;

The Debutante (1886) by Edward Hughes

1880’s evening dress via MET.


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1906 Masque featuring Queen Mildred and the cast of flowers and trees.