Paintings by Vuillard, Pierre Bonnard, Dagnan-Bouveret, LA Ring, and others all completed a century ago.
More wives from Raffaela Zeppa, through Lovis Corinth’s Charlotte Berend, to Pierre Bonnard’s Marthe, plus two husbands.
From Rubens’ double-portrait with Isabella Brant, and Rembrandt’s with Saskia, to Paul Signac’s wife with a parasol and Ferdinand Hodler’s wife Berthe Jacques.
The man in the background is the husband of Mrs Phelps Stokes, posing as a surrogate for a Great Dane. Note the Renaissance elbow.
How the grand-daughters of the Duchess of Devonshire posed for the triple portrait and referred back to any orgiastic scene of bacchanalian revelry.
A superb painter in pastels, she painted Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France, more than thirty times. She survived the revolution and terror to paint Napoleon’s youngest sister as a queen.
A major Symbolist painter whose enigmatic paintings became popular in the salons of Les XX at the end of the 19th century.
Two portraits which were refused by their clients. One brought the painter’s revenge, the other almost proved the death of the artist.
In 1911, he sailed to the US to paint its President, the third he had made a portrait of. But less than ten years later, Zorn was dead.
A portrait of Grover Cleveland, who had until recently President of the USA, an impudent nude, and girls frolicking in the sauna.