Long lost portrait of Chevalier D’Eon Discovered in NY!

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Long lost portrait of Chevalier D’Eon Discovered in NY!

Postby Ice Maiden » Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:28 pm

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lONDON.- The earliest surviving formal portrait of a male transvestite has been discovered by Philip Mould in a New York saleroom. On first glance the historic portrait featuring a rather masculine looking woman piqued the renowned art sleuth’s interest. A gentle clean and further painstaking research uncovered a rich and colourful history. “The 18th century portrait appeared to be of a somewhat manly middle-aged lady. Research before the sale suggested otherwise, and upon cleaning, the face revealed a distinctive 5 0’clock shadow. This fuelled further investigation that resulted in the astonishing discovery that the portrait is of the legendary spy, diplomat and transvestite, Chevalier D’Eon that has been lost since 1926. The painting is now “under serious consideration” by the National Portrait Gallery, London. Should it be purchased will represent the gallery’s first oil painting of a cross-dresser in guise. “The story of D'Éon is one of the more remarkable biographies of the 18th century. The recent rediscovery of this lost and only oil portrait should dramatically reawaken his historical significance,” adds Philip Mould. The picture will be on display at Philip Mould & Company, 29 Dover St from Monday 16th – Friday 20th April 2012 (excluding Wednesday morning).

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Re: Long lost portrait of Chevalier D’Eon Discovered in NY!

Postby Ice Maiden » Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:29 pm

Of course he is hardly the patron saint as this proves
http://www.transgenderzone.com/features/timeline.htm
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Re: Long lost portrait of Chevalier D’Eon Discovered in NY!

Postby Ice Maiden » Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:34 pm

I think this person would have something to say about suggesting firsts - lest face it this has appled since humans had gendered clothing.
http://www.transgenderzone.com/features/elagabalus.htm
or
Abbe Francois Timoleon de Choisy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7 ... _de_Choisy
The list goes on and on :)
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