She Walks in Beauty

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I would like to share with my art hungry readers photos of captivating beauties that I took at the National Museum in Warsaw.

She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron

 

She walks in beauty, like the night

Of cloudless climes and starry skies;

 And all that’s best of dark and bright

Meet in her aspect and her eyes;

Thus mellowed to that tender light

Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

 

One shade the more, one ray the less,

Had half impaired the nameless grace

Which waves in every raven tress,

Or softly lightens o’er her face;

Where thoughts serenely sweet express,

How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

 

And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,

So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,

The smiles that win, the tints that glow,

But tell of days in goodness spent,

A mind at peace with all below,

A heart whose love is innocent!

 

Anna Bilinska (1857-1893) Portrait of a Young Woman with a Rose.

Anna Bilinska (1857-1893) Portrait of a Young Woman with a Rose.

Jakub Wessel (1710-1780) Portrait of Magdalena Radziwill, nee Czapska

Jakub Wessel (1710-1780) Portrait of Magdalena Radziwill, nee Czapska

Nicolas de Largilliere (1665-1746) Portrait of a Lady with a Dog and a Monkey.

Nicolas de Largilliere (1665-1746) Portrait of a Lady with a Dog and a Monkey.

Jan Matejko (1838-1893) Portrait of the Artist's Wife, Teodora Matejko, nee Giebulkowska, Depicted in a Wedding Gown.

Jan Matejko (1838-1893) Portrait of the Artist’s Wife, Teodora Matejko, nee Giebulkowska, Depicted in a Wedding Gown.

Alessandro Cittadini (1820-1877) Portrait of Maria Badenska Hamilton.

Alessandro Cittadini (1820-1877) Portrait of Maria Badenska Hamilton.

Unknown Painter

Unknown Painter

 

Aleksander Gierymski (1850-1901) In the Bower.

Aleksander Gierymski (1850-1901) In the Bower.

Jozef Simmler (1823-1868) The Death of Barbara Radziwill.

Jozef Simmler (1823-1868) The Death of Barbara Radziwill.

Polish painter, late 16th c. Portrait of Katarzyna Ostrogska, nee Lubomirska.

Polish painter, late 16th c. Portrait of Katarzyna Ostrogska, nee Lubomirska.

Tamara Lempicka (1898-1980) Lassitude

Tamara Lempicka (1898-1980) Lassitude

Coronation mantle of the Polish King Augustus III worn during his corronation in Krakow in 1734

Coronation mantle of the Polish King Augustus III worn during his corronation in Krakow in 1734

Coronation mantle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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