Reblog this because of mistake in the description. Because it is countess with male name.
Countess Alexander Nikolaevitch Lamsdorff (née Maria Ivanovna Beck, 1835–1866), 1859. Detail. by Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805-1873)
mixture of my latest Holmes/Watson fan-arts :3
1. BBC Sherlock from summer holidays (it’s bit older ^^; ) - trying to draw with ink pencil :)
2. Classical Holmes and Watson (from book :) ) commission for lovely Antwort - http://antwort.deviantart.com/ ^.^
3. Russian Holmes fan-art for my dear friend Kaminek - http://kaminek.deviantart.com/ >.<
4. BBC Sherlock for contest :3
Cecil Beaton by Ernest A. Bachrach
That awkward feeling when you get your own posts on your dashboard.
Pyotr Sokolov was a distinguished aquarelle portraitist who painted well-known figures of the middle of the XIX century. Among his sitters were noblemen, Decembrists, Pushkin and friends etc.
I feel like Pyotr knows the way to a good hairdresser
Man, Winterhalter was basically the master of pure mid-19th century Photoshop
but damn me if I don’t wish I had a portrait of myself looking unrealistically regal and beautiful in a giant floofy dress. Or one of those ridiculous wasp-waisted Second Empire style uniforms.
Indeed he was. Let’s compare:
Tiepolo. Detail from Vision of St. Paschal Baylon, 1767.