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Louis de Silvestre, Christiane Eberhardine  von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (ca 1737)

Louis de Silvestre, Christiane Eberhardine von Brandenburg-Bayreuth (ca 1737)

Dorothea (Dorothy) Jordan (1761 - 1816). Mistress of William IV from 1791 to 1811. They had ten children, George, Henry, Sophia, Mary, Frederick, Elizabeth, Adolphus, Augusta, Augustus, and Amelia FitzClarence. When the affair ended she had to agree not to return to acting for money or else William IV would stop paying her and take away her remaining children. This happened when she returned to acting in 1814. She died in Paris heavily in debt.

Dorothea (Dorothy) Jordan (1761 - 1816). Mistress of William IV from 1791 to 1811. They had ten children, George, Henry, Sophia, Mary, Frederick, Elizabeth, Adolphus, Augusta, Augustus, and Amelia FitzClarence. When the affair ended she had to agree not to return to acting for money or else William IV would stop paying her and take away her remaining children. This happened when she returned to acting in 1814. She died in Paris heavily in debt.

Jean-Philippe Rameau by Jacques-André-Joseph Aved, mid-18th century

Jean-Philippe Rameau by Jacques-André-Joseph Aved, mid-18th century

Sergei Rachmaninov by Konstantin Somov (1925)

Sergei Rachmaninov by Konstantin Somov (1925)

Edmund Blair Leighton,Tristan and Isolde (detail) 1902

Edmund Blair Leighton,Tristan and Isolde (detail) 1902

Mrs. Robinson was known to don breeches.  Her compeers Dorothea Jordan, Anne Oldfield, and Charlotte Charke likewise shimmied out of stays prior to treading across the boards, and they did so with …

A Breech or a Travesty? When Actresses Wore the Pants

Mrs. Robinson was known to don breeches. Her compeers Dorothea Jordan, Anne Oldfield, and Charlotte Charke likewise shimmied out of stays prior to treading across the boards, and they did so with …

A portrait of musicians and artists by François Puget, 1688. The two key seated figures may well be the composer Jean-Baptiste Lully and librettist Philippe Quinault.

A portrait of musicians and artists by François Puget, 1688. The two key seated figures may well be the composer Jean-Baptiste Lully and librettist Philippe Quinault.

Lodovico Cardi Cigoli: Ecce Homo

Lodovico Cardi Cigoli: Ecce Homo

Carlo Broschi, "Farinelli"

Carlo Broschi, "Farinelli"

Allégorie de la Justice Gandolfi Gaetano, années 1760

Allégorie de la Justice Gandolfi Gaetano, années 1760

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