A Dash of Art History

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As Bonhams will tell you, “The second half of the nineteenth-century saw a renewed interest in the social and artistic history of the previous century[, and]…a general curiosity and fascination for the refined taste and decadent lifestyle of the nobility under the Ancien Regime.”
Francesco Beda’s The Art Lesson tends towards the quieter end of the genre.
A man in a champagne suit advises a woman in a complimentary shade of ivory on her decorative vase painting.
Surrounded as they may be with all the swirls and frills of Beda’s imagined world, the two focus pensively on the task at hand.

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As Bonhams will tell you, “The second half of the nineteenth-century saw a renewed interest in the social and artistic history of the previous century[, and]…a general curiosity and fascination for the refined taste and decadent lifestyle of the nobility under the Ancien Regime.”

Francesco Beda’s The Art Lesson tends towards the quieter end of the genre.

A man in a champagne suit advises a woman in a complimentary shade of ivory on her decorative vase painting.

Surrounded as they may be with all the swirls and frills of Beda’s imagined world, the two focus pensively on the task at hand.

  • 19 March 2014
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