Category Archives: Portraits

Michelangelo at 88

DescriptionEnglish: Portrait of Michelangelo at the age of 88 by Adamo Scultori
Date1580
SourceMichael Angelvs Bonarotvs pinxit, Adam Scvlptor Mantvanvs incidit (https://archive.org/details/michaelangelvsbo00scul/page/n5/mode/2up)
AuthorAdamo Scultori

The inscription reads “Michaelangelo Buonarotti, Florentine noble, in the eighty-eighth year of his age, 1561.”

Portrait of an Old Woman

DescriptionEnglish: Photographic illustration from Paul Laurence Dunbar’s When Malindy Sings by members of the Hampton Institute Camera Club
Date1903
SourceWhen Malindy Sings (https://archive.org/details/whenmalindysings00dunb_0/page/40/mode/2up)
AuthorAnonymous

It is sobering to think that this woman probably spent her entire youth in slavery.

Madame de Pompadour Dressed as a Gardener, by Boucher

DescriptionEnglish: Madame de Pompadour, dressed as a gardener, her arm on a basket of flowers, from a pastel by Boucher
Français : Madame de Pornpadour, dans un habillement de jardinière, le bras sur un panier de fleurs
Date1751 (printed in 1888)
SourceMadame de Pompadour (https://archive.org/details/madamedepompadou00gonc/page/n9/mode/2up)
AuthorFrançois Boucher