Monday, September 6, 2010

Barbara Cartland: Metternich

The next 6 books are the last ones I have illustrated by Francis Marshall and are biographies written by Barbara Cartland about famous people in the 1800's.

Metternich, The Passionate Diplomat is the first of these biographies. Prince Metternich was a 19th century Austrian statesman, who was a brilliant politician, but also a romantic lover. He had 3 wives and numerous mistresses.

Francis Marshall illustrates Metternich in a military jacket typical of the early 1800's with two beautiful women behind him. His illustration is taken from a painting of Metternich by Thomas Lawrence.

I hope that you enjoy seeing these last FM illustrations.

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