Elizabeth Bathory. an oil painting her father had commissioned for Ferenec Nadasdy, the man to whom she was betrothed at eleven years old. They married in her fifteenth year. His wedding gift was his home, Cachtice Castle in Hungry.
Esploratrice, femminista, anarchica : la storia affascinate di Alexandra David-Néel la prima donna in Tibet
Alessandro Allori ou Alexandre Allori, élève et fils adoptif du Bronzino, est un peintre florentin maniériste (Florence, 31 mai 1535 - Florence, 22 septembre 1607). Il a eu pour maîtres un ami de la famille Angelo di Cosimo di Mariano dit Il Bronzino,...
Elaborate Scrollwork Royal Portrait - "MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS" - Steel Engraving - c1840
8-Dec 1542 Mary Stuart Queen of Scots, born...at Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow, Scotland, to James V, King of Scots, and his French second wife, Mary of Guise. She was said to have been born prematurely and was the only legitimate child of James to survive him. She was the great-niece of King Henry VIII of England, as her paternal grandmother, Margaret Tudor was Henry VIII's sister. On 14 December, six days after her birth, she became Queen of Scots.
One of several sieve-themed portraits of Queen Elizabeth I. "The sieve is a symbol of chastity and purity, originally taken from Petrarch's 'Triumph of Chastity'. In the story, a Roman Vestal Virgin proves her purity by carrying water in a sieve and not spilling one drop. The sieve thus reinforces Elizabeth's image as 'the virgin queen' ". -Cody