Holly Hunter in 1781

Lady Taylor wikiart.orgLady Taylor (wikiart.org)

I was flicking through a Joshua Reynolds book yesterday and I found these portraits of women who look like famous women today. Lady Taylor (painted in 1781) is a dead ringer for Holly Hunter, I think. And there are elements of Scarlett Johansson (especially the mouth) in Thaïs.

 Thais, JR, wiki.orgThaïs (wikiorg)

 Apart from that, Mrs Richard Bennett Lloyd (painted in 1775-6) looks a dead ringer for John Singer Sargent’s Madame X.

Mrs Richard Bennett, closeup, friendsofart.net Mrs Bennett (friendsofart.net)

Madame X, wikiMadame X (wikipedia.org)

 

 

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