Saturday, July 18, 2009

Is Linus Little Lord Fauntleroy or the Blue Boy?

Last week for church Lynn dressed Linus up in the cutest outfit. He was quite handsome in a velvet jumper and collared shirt. Not quite the Blue Boy or Little Lord Fauntleroy but very close.

Here is an insouciant pose that could be taken from the book.

"What the Earl saw was a graceful, childish figure in a black velvet suit, with a lace collar, and with lovelocks waving about the handsome, manly little face, whose eyes met his with a look of innocent good-fellowship." (Little Lord Fauntleroy)
For comparison Gainsborough's Blue Boy.

Or Goya's "Blue Boy", actually a rarely seen painting of Infante Don Luis Maria.

Or Linus' dark Blue boy.

Great works of art all of them.

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