Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier and Wife Posing with Scientific Instruments Just Before He Is Beheaded

Jacques -Louis David, Portrait of Monsieur Lavosier and His Wife (1788) by Bridget Lowe Good riddance, waved the small handkerchiefs of the Republic, as the rational became muddled, a mix of colors pouring from my husband’s severed head. Wigged and alive, the two of us were more like twins, his slender leg that of a schoolgirl’s, blond curls rolling down my back. My blue sash. In our portrait such illumination, all around us light striking glass and... Read More

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