Many thanks to Anita, of the wonderful Castles, Crowns, and Cottages blog, one that I have been enjoying immensely ever since it was mentioned on another blog I follow. Anita is a dear kindred spirit, and she has decided to name a few ladies "Queen for the Week." I was among the lucky women!
In celebration, I thought I'd post a few favorite images of queens and royalty. As is so often true, huge thanks to Art Magick, without which I would not have been able to collect these here so quickly.
Please do go check out Anita's wonderful blog, so full of joie de vivre!!
Female Study by Waterhouse
Vox Populi by Leighton
Lancelot and Guinevere by Herbert Draper (incidentally, I love Very Merry Seamstress' version of this gown)
The Lonely Life by Briton Riviere (I've always loved the colors of this artwork)
Queen Eleanor and Fair Rosamund by Evelyn De Morgan
The Four Queens Find Lancelot Sleeping by Frank Cadogan Cowper
Jezebel by John Byam Liston Shaw (love the black cat!)