Peter Paul Rubens - Portrait of Anne of Austria, wife of Louis XIII, King of France (1625)


"Welcome Beauty, banish fear,
You are queen and mistress here.
Speak your wishes, speak your will,
Swift obedience meets them still.”
- Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont , Beauty and the Beast

(fairy tale series)


"Signing the register". 

Edmund Blair Leighton.

letting everyone down would be my greatest unhappiness


François Hubert Drouais and Studio, Portrait of a Lady, said to be Mademoiselle de Forges (details)

c. 1770 

Luisa Maria Amelia Teresa of Naples and Sicily, Princess of Naples and Sicily (1773-1802), Grand Duchess Consort of Tuscany, wife of Archduke Ferdinand III of Tuscany, Detail.

by Joseph Dorffmeister (1764–1814)

Dated: 1797


Chateau de Courances, built c.1630


9/infinity of Konstantin Makovsky art

Cup of Honey Drink