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rd95  ·  185 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Ugly Duchess

thenewgreen  ·  185 days ago  ·  link  ·  

So your vote is for the painting that inspired the original duchess? It's pretty phenomenal, I'll give you that. Sort of what Eddie from the Iron Maiden albums would look like if he had skin and were a victorian era duchess.

StJohn  ·  185 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It is an amazing painting. And I've been to Greek funerals, running the gauntlet of dozens of Greek grannies all dressed in black and pinching your cheeks… The painting isn't far off the mark.