Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d’Éon de Beaumont. Chevalier d’Eon 1792. Painting by Thomas Stewart after Jean-Laurent Mosnier.
Chevalier Charles d’Éon.
Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d’Éon de Beaumont, known as “chevalier d’Éon” (1728- 1810) was a diplomat, spy, officer and man of letters from France. He remained famous for his pronounced taste for transvestis, because he lived large parts of his life as a woman and had a lifelong reputation as an excellent fencer.
Portrait of Isabella d’Este with the famous Capigliari headdress. Fragment (left and right cut). Isabella d’Este
Above: Portrait of Isabella d’Este in her sixties, by Titian. Originally, Titian painted between 1534 and 1536 a more aged Isabella, but she was so displeased with it that she made him repaint it so that she appeared forty years younger. The picture based on a sketch after a preparatory drawing that probably Lorenzo Costa had made after an oral description of her half-sister – without model session.
Babies swing in cloths or shawls knotted over the mother´s shoulders. Natives of Ecuador´s province of Manabe weave from fine palm fiber the so called Panama hats which many of the Indians wear. The towns of Jipijapa and Montecristi are particularly famed for the hat industry.