Anne Gunning in dress by Claire McCardell stands with artist Fernand Lèger in his studio, photo by Mark Shaw, 1955 Two weeks before his death, Fernand Lèger posed for this final portrait in the Paris studio he had occupied since 1913.
Jacques-Louis David (French, 1748–1825). Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier (1743–1794) and His Wife (Marie-Anne-Pierrette Paulze, 1758–1836), 1788. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman Gift, in honor of Everett Fahy, 1977 (1977.10) #letters #Connections
William Merritt Chase, (American, 1849–1916). Carmencita, 1890. Gift of Sir William Van Horne, 1906 (06.969) | Carmencita, the dancer known as "The Pearl of Seville," made her New York debut in 1889 and was besieged with requests for private performances. John Singer Sargent arranged for her to perform in Chase's Tenth Street studio on April 1, 1890. After this memorable recital, Chase painted this lively portrait of her, showing her in motion as she clicks her castanets in her hands. #dance
Lucas Cranach the Elder and Workshop (German, 1472–1553). Friedrich III (1463–1525), the Wise, Elector of Saxony, 1533. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Robert Lehman, 1946 (46.179.1) #mustache #movember