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Longing for a couple of Soft, Docile17C-18C Gentlewomen Tending Sheep - Pastoral Allegories

10 days ago   |   By It's About Time

1650 Gerrit van Honthorst Two Ladies as Shepherdesses
During the 17C & 18C artists painted their contemporaries as personifications & allegories, & often painters would put the faces of their patrons on the bodies of the saints. These came to be called donor portraits. These paintings remained popular, as they expanded to show the wealthy sitter as a Greek goddess, or muse, or nymph in in a rustic setting. They grew to include portraits of a shepherdess in pastoral scenes wearing idealized attire, nothing like the clothing worn by real women tending sheep.
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