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his dark materials premieres one week from today and i am going to seize this opportunity to share the scores of artworks i have saved specifically because they seem like portraits of people with their dæmons to start us off: la baronne emile d'erlanger, by romaine brooks (1924)
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corbin dewitt Oct 28
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lady with a squirrel (portrait of maria brydzinska), by roman kramsztyk (1935-1936)
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portrait of a young man with parrot and pomegranate, by niccolo dell'abate (circa 1540s)
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corbin dewitt Oct 28
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innumerable works by the incredible lynette yiadom-boakye
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corbin dewitt Oct 28
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two favorites, twinned: lynette yiadom-boakye's "mercy over matter" (2017) and harry wilson watrous' "the chatterer" (1913)
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julie manet et sa levrette laërte, berthe morisot (1893)
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self portrait, louis meijer (1838)
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gustave courbet, selfie king, twice painted himself with a black dog
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woman with stole, jean dupas (1929), looks like she could give mrs coulter a run for her money
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a lady asriel here: the lady and the lion, leo and diane dillon (2001)
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portrait of guidobaldo II della rovere, angelo bronzino (1532) — dæmon has the good sense to look mildly embarrassed by that codpiece
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de peyster boy with a deer, gerardus duyckinck (circa 1730)
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three portraits featuring goats, with three distinct energies, from olivia pendergast
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another goat, this one from marc chagall (circa 1922)
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girl with dove, cephas thompson (1800)
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hunter, by li yongwen (1989)
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portrait of the princess nawal toussoun, by leonor fini (1952)
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corbin dewitt Oct 29
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here is henry wriothesley, 3rd earl of southampton — to whom shakespeare dedicated several poems — accompanied by a striking black and white cat companion. attributed to john de critz (1603)
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man with a cat (henry sturgis drinker), by cecilia beaux (1898), bears a faint resemblance to farder coram and autumn-colored sophonax
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corbin dewitt Oct 29
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another figure straight from lyra's world: luther with a swan, from schwerin cathedral. painter unknown.
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françoise marie de bourbon as juno, by françois de troy (1645-1730)
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alice neel's cat portraits
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and foujita's self-portraits — always the cat!
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portrait of a.d. konshina, by nikolai vasilevich nevrev (1861)
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corbin dewitt Oct 30
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the response to this thread has been astonishing — thank you to everyone for the kind words and for sharing other works! i've muted responses, but i've got a few more portraits yet to post
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corbin dewitt Oct 30
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in animated conversation: kitty fisher, by joshua reynolds (1763)
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no name given for the subject of this 1698 painting by john closterman — the prado just calls it "retrato de enano," portrait of a dwarf — but i love the watchful expression shared by man and bird
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both artist and subject nameless here: a young girl in peasant dress, duck in her arms, by a student of giacomo ceruti. early 18th century.
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two-year-old boy with goldfinch, by caesar van everdingen (1664)
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portrait of orca bates, by jamie wyeth (1989)
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corbin dewitt Oct 30
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jamie wyeth did several portraits of andy warhol with his dachshund that have a distinctly dæmon-like air
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