Flemish Baroque portraitist Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) was commissioned by the elite circles of seventeenth century royalty and aristocracy including the striking Marchesa Grimaldi-Cattaneo. She was a member of one of the then ruling families of shipping power Genoa, Italy—a city, unfortunately, currently in the headlines with the tragic collapse of a local bridge.
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Just because you have all been beaten by Wellington, you think he’s a good general. I tell you Wellington is a bad general, the English are bad troops, and this affair is nothing more than eating breakfast.* Napoleon, just prior to the Battle of Waterloo, 1815 Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke […]