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Henrietta Anne Stuart by suburbanbeatnik Henrietta Anne Stuart by suburbanbeatnik
This is the first in a projected series of costume portraits, to be used for Group IDs for :iconlamodehistorique:.

This one features Henrietta Anne Stuart, the youngest daughter of Charles I and Henrietta Maria, and the wife of Phillipe d'Orléans, the brother of Louis XIV. Famous for her beauty and wit, she was a scandalous figure during the 1660s- she was Charles II's favorite sister (he called her "Minette"), and she was also the supposed lover of the French King. When she died in 1670, many people thought she had been poisoned by one of her husband's boyfriends. An autopsy revealed that she had died of a perforated ulcer, though controversy over this continues to this day. (She is a main character in Dumas' "The Vicomte de Bragelonne," and her death is a key scene in Karleen Koen's "Dark Angels.")
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RD-DD1843 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 6, 2015
In Frances Mossiker's book, "The Affair of the Poisons" she deals with a major poisoning murder investigation involving the court of Louis XIV in 1680, following the poisoning trial and execution of the Marquise de Brinvilliers in 1676, and a series of sudden high rank  deaths including that of the Princess Henrietta of Orleans.  The suspicions of poisoning in her case dealt with how she had returned home from riding, and requested a glass of "chicory water" as a restorative, and collapsed and died a few hours later.  Under those circumstances it is no wonder that suspicions of murder arose from the circumstances.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
That is very interesting... thanks for sharing!
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stevenshipman Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Oh my goodness! She is fabulous =D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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midenian-lostie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008
These historical portraits are wonderful. Well done!
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Kozakowy Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This one reminds me the figure of a woman seen in "A Dancing Couple" by Gerard Terborch. I'm fond of cavalier period - shame the fashion have been changing quite fast then. The mens' wardrobe was very sophisticated and womens' garments were very feminine.
You got the flow of fabrics perfectly, but I would like to see them a little more glittering in the light.
It is nice to see round lines in Your shadings - it helps to emphasize subtle curves of the body and the garment as well.
regards =)
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prairielullaby Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
She's beautiful! The dress and hair are wonderful, and I love the colors.

Your style is amazing. I love love love the sketchy lines and brushstrokes:heart:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm very fond of the styles of this time myself. :)
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Ysa Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
Oh so excellent! I had a picture in my head of her face, just like this. In Dumas book she is like the sad annoying girl not getting enough attention from the king an all XD I love her dress looking like real satin! Great job! I love ur paintings very much!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! That means a lot, coming from someone who knows the period as well as you. :)
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okuko Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
I still love your style. It's wonderfully sketchy and free but at the same time very defined! :) :heart:
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JonathanChanutomo Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
your style alwayz amazed me!!!!
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NorthwestMarmot Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
I can only dream of owning hair like that some day!

Very nicely done!
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sparticus42 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
amazing :D
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CyrionB Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
Very nice
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Arinya13 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
I just love the way you make historical dress look so elegant and beautiful. And your way of drawing hair is just AMAZING!

I love this one!
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bloodylady Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
soooo well done..love it:+fav:
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darkjem Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
When I look at your work I am tempted to write stylistic and themed poetry. You terrify and yet amaze me at times, dear... but talent is always a frightening thing when acknowledged... Lovely lovely, fav.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Frightening, eh? Well, thank you anyways! :)
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KeeganYoung Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
Enormously well done, I love it!
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Lovely-O Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008   Writer
she definitely has the princess look. very pretty and majestic, but tick her off and you're screwed! she'll slap you upside the head with her fan before you even know what hit you.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Henrietta Anne is such a perfect princess, isn't she? Look up princess in the dictionary and her picture would be there! ;P
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Jacobea Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Instantly recognisable-wonderful accuracy with the fashion too :D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool! I'm glad someone knows about Minette. I think she's cool. :)
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Jacobea Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Since reading Antonia Fraser's "Love and Louis XIV", i have always felt rather sorry for Minette :(
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Minette's life was quite sad, but it was a barrel of laughs compared to her daughter, Marie Louse... [link] Man, those Stuart women were really unlucky!
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Jacobea Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
None more so than Queen Anne.
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WandererRiha Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice. ^^

I've often wondered how those ringleted pigtails were possible. >>
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darkjem Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
*grins* My hair does that naturally when I put it in pigtails...
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sazuka Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
Her dress is lovely.

I liker her in The Viscount, such a pity she had to die later.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I haven't read "Viscount"... is it any good?
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sazuka Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008
I liked it, it's good in some parts even if the Muskteers do not show off a lot. The courtisan part was entertaining to my taste.

My only complain: Raoul is an IDIOT. I wanted him to die ^__^u
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laureng2 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
ooo! Philippe D'Orleans! He's in the anime we're watching called "Chevalier D'eon". He's playing one of the "bad guys" against his nephew Louis XV. XD
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm not sure who the Duke of Orleans was during the Chevalier's time, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't Henrietta Anne's husband, since he died in 1701. [link] And the Chevalier was born in... 1728? ;P

But the anime looks cool though!
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laureng2 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
hm this makes me wonder now. I better look this up! ^^
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kyria Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
beautiful painted feel. i love her face and lips :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Weinglasarien Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aaaah, I want to make that dress! So pretty! (Hmm... a few years down the road for my wedding...?)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I bet it'll look lovely, as you did such a nice job on your red Restoration era gown. :)
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Weinglasarien Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! Apparently it bring bad luck to sew your own wedding gown, though. Ach, well, who gives a... *g*
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