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The Prophetess and the Muse

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Part Four of ROMANTIC FICTIONS AND CASUALTIES

Shortly after the death of the Tragic Muse’s eldest daughter, in the same year of 1803, the artist who had once believed he loved her found his ideal personification of physical and intellectual femininity. She was an elegant and composed woman, a refined and independent spirit who understood his temperament and his art.

Thomas-Lawrence croft
The shining culmination of the artist’s love of his muse:

Sir Thomas Lawrence. Mrs Jens Wolff, painted 1803 – 1815. © The Art Institute of Chicago, Mr and Mrs W. W. Kimball Collection. At the time she first met Lawrence, Isabella Anne Hutchinson was unhappily married to the Danish diplomat and art collector Jens Wolff from whom she later separated in 1810.

She was a little older than the daughter of tragedy, tall and dark like her, but free of sisters and disease. She was a model of discretion…

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2 comments on “The Prophetess and the Muse

  1. PJR
    11/29/2014

    Thank you for your support and trust, never taken for granted. You are spreading information about a real family. Who cares they were all dead two hundred years ago?

  2. First Night Design
    11/29/2014

    It’s just as relevant today.

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