So I went and visited the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Rocky running up the stairs, for you non-locals) the other day to take some inspiration photos for my novel. I thought my wonderful fans would get a kick out of seeing some of them. ❤
Bust of Louis XV, father-in-law to Marie Antoinette and notorious lecher
Portrait of Madame du Barry, mistress of Louis XV, by Elizabeth Vigee-Le Brun
My plotbunny. A plotbunny is like an earworm – something that gets stuck in your head and you have to write it down. Isn’t he adorable? He’s my more-helpful helper.
My not-so-helpful helper
Close-up of Artemis
Marble of Artemis. I forgot to take a photo of the plaque so I don’t remember the artist.
Sevres porcelain vase with a scene of Diana and Callisto after a painting by Jean-Jacques Lagrenee
Detail of Diana and Callisto
Writing desk with Wedgewood plaque, c. 1785
Writing desk with porcelain plaques and inlays, about the same time period
Recreation of a Parisian salon, c. 1782
Recreation of a Rococo room. I forgot to take a picture of the plaque so I can’t properly cite it.
Recreation of English Drawing Room, c. 1775
Beautiful Rococo room, no citation, sorry.
Detail of Ceiling in Turquoise Rococo Room
Figure of Diana Being Bathed by Her Attendants, unglazed porcelain made by Sevres porcelain factory, c. 1790
Detail from “Allegory of Sight (Venus and Cupid in a Picture Gallery)” by Jan Brueghel the Younger, c. 1660. The fifteen-year-old boy in me found this hilarious. Who says art history has to be stuffy? 😉
Another detail from “Allegory of Sight”