The Portrait of Princess Leonilla of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn
We recently visited The Getty Center in Los Angeles. What a fabulous museum and better still, it is free to the public! The views and vistas of Los Angeles are stunning as it sits upon a mountain top. The gardens are lovely and the collection delightful.
We came across this portrait of Princess Leonilla of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn painted by Franz Xaver Winterhalter in1843, Oil on Canvas. Written on the accompanying plaque:
“Winterhalter flattered his aristocratic patrons with suave compositions that conveyed their wealth and sophistication. Typical of his clientele was Leonilla (1816-1918), a Russian-born princess active in fashionable Parisian circles. She is portrayed reclining on a luxurious carpet amid silk bolsters on the portico of a seaside palace. Although the setting was considered exotic and her pose daring, the sumptuous gown is a reminder of Leonilla’s refined background.
Do love her languid pose, her beautiful décolletage and the abundance of pearls. Clearly she stayed out of the sun and cared for the skin on her neck and decolletage. Are you caring for yours?
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