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El minuet, Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo


 

Vice, in its true light, is so deformed,
that it shocks us at first sight;
and would hardly ever seduce us,
if it did not at first wear the mask
of some virtue.

 

– Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773),
British statesman, in a letter to his son.

 
 
 

Pantheon Masquerade, 1809


 
 
 

l Ballo del Doge Harlequin


 
 
 

Le bal masqué, Albert Lynch


 
 
 

Masquerade, Jules Chéret


 
 
 

Demaskierung, Heinrich Zille


 
 
 

The Lie of the Last Minstrel, 1917


 
 
 
 

The Supper After the Masked Ball, Thomas Couture c. 1855


 
 
 
©24 July 2012 Isabella Darling.  All rights reserved.  Images as attributed.

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