Sebastião José, Marquês de Itapororoca Jacaraí, Conde de Diamantina, with the insignia of the Order of the Dazzling Heart. Second portrait of him, from the series La Cour des Oiseaux (The Court of Birds).
Title page, vignettes and end page of the charming “Gazette d’Esprit XVIIIeme” special edition, made for my Parisian friend’s, in the honour of the first anniversary of her web based page “Esprit XVIIIème” (Spirit of the 18th century). Decorative titles and the hand writing done by myself too.
Illustrations are following the lavish photographs taken in the sumptuous interiors of “La maison du Roy” shop, in Paris, with the models dressed in the 18th century costumes. Ask for your free digital copy of this marvelous artistic enterprise on email@example.com.
Also known as Isabelle de Charrière (1740 – 1805), was a remarkable, free-spirited Dutch noble woman of many talents, a writer of the age of the Enlightenment. She is now best known for her letters although she also wrote novels, pamphlets, letters, music and plays. She took a keen interest in the society and politics of her age, and her work around the time of the French Revolution is regarded as being of particular interest. The writings of this enlightened woman, not unlike Jane Austen’s, tackled the intricacies of high society, particularly in matters of love.
Belle is one of a very few my most beloved historical figures. :)
A little reminiscence of my own workshop I prepared and organized in Belgrade, Serbia, in 2012, The Gallant age or the Enchanted voyage to the extinct world of Baroque & Rococo (Galantno doba ili Čarobno putovanje u iščezli svet baroka i rokokoa). This was a promotional clip I made.
Music: Marin Marais (1656-1728), Chaconne from the opera “Sémélé” (1709)