Reincarnation

Does anybody agree with me that this portrait

 could easily be the actress Joanne Froggatt, of Downton Abbey fame?!

  I knew she reminded me of someone the moment I saw the portrait! What is it – chin, eyes, expression?!

A portrait of an unknown Renaissance lady, painted around 1460 by the Florentine artist Antonio del Pollaiuolo, usually in Berlin but presently in a magnificent exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York called The Renaissance Portrait from Donatello to Bellini; Joanne plays Anna Bates in the Downton Abbey series.

I came across the portrait (and a few others up this week) on The Persephone Post blog (http://thepersephonepost.blogspot.com/) but also enjoyed the recent selection of George de la Tour paintings (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_de_La_Tour), which are later, 17th century.

 

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3 thoughts on “Reincarnation

  1. There’s a news reader on Midlands TV here , Suzanne Virdee, who could easily have been Botticelli’s model for Venus arising from the waves and a couple of his Madonnas.

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