Mary: How were the cottages?
Matthew: They’re coming on wonderfully. I’d love to show you.
Matthew: Quite a few of the cottages have been renovated.
Mary: Thanks to you.
Matthew: Maybe a little thanks to me.
Konstantin Egorovich Makovsky (1839-1915) is a Russian artist. Many of his historical paintings show an idealized view of life in Russia in the past centuries.
The portrait genre took special place in the artist’s works. Largely thanks to it he achieved success by becoming a fashionable artist of his time.
His paintings are known for beautifully painted furnishings, clothes, expensive fabrics and furs. The artist tried to show portrayed in the most favorable light, while adhering to the exact similarity.
HRH The Duke of Windsor as a baby.
Born Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David on 23 June 1894.
Photo: © Getty Images
They don’t really touch. Women don’t shake hands with men. So the first time Darcy touches Elizabeth is when he helps her into the carriage. Which is a really beautiful moment because it’s the first skin on skin touch. I think today, we don’t think twice about that at all. I shake people’s hands, I give them a kiss, whatever. It’s interesting to think, if you don’t have that tactile nature, how important one touch can be. - Keira Knightley
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Wedding dress, 1884
From the Mint Museum via the Google Art Project