women you shouldn't mess with

Here are some of my favourite paintings of women, women you probably shouldn't mess with. They know the ropes and they've been around the block. You can't pull the wool over their eyes. They've seen pain and they're a little jaded. They won't take any crap, dearies, so mind yourself. 

from the top:
1. Lucrezia Borgia by Bartolomeo Veneziano, 16th century
2. title unknown, Alexei Kharlamov, circa mid 1800s
3. A Veiled Circassian Beauty by Jean-Léon Gérôme, 1876
4. Preparing for the Ball by Frédéric Soulacroix, circa late 1800s
5. The Addict by Vittorio Matteo Corcos, 1899
6. La Sargentain by Roman Casa i Carbo, 1907
7. Flower of the Orient by Howard Connolly circa 1930s
8. Ana de Mendoza, La Princesa de Éboli, artist unknown, 16th century


  1. this was awesome. they're like a super well-dressed girl gang.

    1. thanks, Mallory, i think we should join

  2. haha! I love the title of this post, especially true of the last, never mess with a woman with an eye patch!


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