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400 Highly Researched Constumes by George Stuart
« on: December 09, 2010, 12:59:04 PM »
Please visit the largest website devoted to a single artist at http://www.galleryhistoricalfigures.com/.
There are over 1,500 images showing his stunning Historical Figures in full view and detail. 

Stuart has created groups for Tudor, Stuart, Hanover and Victorian England; Bourbon France, Romanov Russia, Ch'ing China, American Revolutionary and Civil War Periods and the Renaissance and Reformation -- and more.

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Re: 400 Highly Researched Constumes by George Stuart
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2010, 02:36:51 PM »
I especially like the category "Really Awful People"! ;D
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Re: 400 Highly Researched Constumes by George Stuart
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2010, 02:47:37 PM »
That is really cool! Thank you!

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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2010, 06:25:13 PM »
Wow, those are incredible! Thanks for posting the link!
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Re: 400 Highly Researched Constumes by George Stuart
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2010, 09:14:11 PM »
Charles II is a babe, Nell Gwyn is fab and Samuel Adams runs a close second in the cool factor.

Great site!
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Re: 400 Highly Researched Constumes by George Stuart
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2010, 08:44:48 AM »
Nice to have the blessing of the director of the site to use all those wonderful pieces as inspiration. Adding my thanks here.

Curious why you placed Jack the Ripper with the Royals and not with the other Really Awful People?
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Re: 400 Highly Researched Constumes by George Stuart
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2010, 10:59:53 AM »
Fantastic!
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Re: 400 Highly Researched Constumes by George Stuart
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2010, 02:17:48 PM »
Ooops!  Thanks!
Jack the Ripper is now one of the Really Awful People, as indeed he should be.
Our site is easily modified, so keep those cards and letters coming!

BTW- the Media page http://www.galleryhistoricalfigures.com/media.php has a lot of background material.


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Re: 400 Highly Researched Constumes by George Stuart
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2010, 09:41:14 PM »
I would love to see back views of the figures.

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Re: 400 Highly Researched Constumes by George Stuart
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2010, 10:23:12 PM »
'Nice to have the blessing of the director of the site to use all those wonderful pieces as inspiration. Adding my thanks here.

Curious why you placed Jack the Ripper with the Royals and not with the other Really Awful People?'

Anna:

From a certain point of view he could be placed in both categories.  Some researchers have suggested a possible identity of "The Ripper"  as Prince Albert Victor of the royal family of Queen Victoria.   No real evidence really existed and the prince
had alibis for several of the murders, yet nonetheless he was a royal suspect.
 
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« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2010, 10:45:25 PM »
On a side note--

Prince Albert Victor was engaged to Princess Mary of Teck. But Albert died before the wedding. She subsequently married his brother Prince George who became George V.

Does this sound like it was done before?  ;D
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« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2010, 09:32:56 AM »
Glad to post available images (where available) of back sides or other detail of a few Figures. What would you like to see?

As for Albert Victor, the Figure represents him at an age when he fits into Mr. Stuart's Monolog about the Victorian Era. Click on "Video Clip" link on Albert Victor's page. The A.V. Figure was created about 50 years ago. The staff at the British Military (War?) Museum were extremely helpful by furnishing accurate sketches of the frogging and other details from A.V.'s actual uniform.     


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« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2010, 10:02:31 AM »
The videos are wonderful!

Thank you so much and thank you to George Stuart for a rare glimpse into the lives of these people who shaped the world.

Can you imagine a cocktail party with all these historical figures?   ;D
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« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2010, 11:15:40 AM »
Lord yes I can imagine. A cocktail party from Hell with all those overblown egos in one room. Plots flying and mistresses dunking one another in the punch bowl. Amusing for a bit I suppose.  :)

You're welcome GalleryGuy. I imagine it is hard to keep track of all those characters. More than a few deserve to do time in the Awful room. Sorting them properly is a task unto itself! Thought perhaps Jack had wandered off looking for another victim!  :D

Blakduke, that does ring a bell in the deep recesses of my little brain. Thanks for that reminder. It must have been frightening, but intriguing still to have lived in Jacks time and to have read the ongoing investigations and rumour about who it might be.

I really like Mr. Stuart's way of telling their stories. Very down to earth. Very amusing with titles from his lectures like "What does Love have to do with it?" and "The Dysfunctional Tudors". LOL. I haven't had the chance to watch much from your site yet, but I'm looking forward to seeing more.

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Re: 400 Highly Researched Constumes by George Stuart
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2010, 12:07:02 PM »
It could also be incredibly enlightening...Everyone might just decide to behave...shocking as that thought might be!  
The idea of the cocktail party makes me think of Steve Allen's PBS show, "Meeting of Minds..."
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« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2010, 01:05:00 PM »
It could also be incredibly enlightening...Everyone might just decide to behave...shocking as that thought might be!  
The idea of the cocktail party makes me think of Steve Allen's PBS show, "Meeting of Minds..."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meeting_of_Minds
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Yes, Nickie, good manners would rule the day. I am sure if the women didn't get along, they would just avoid each other's company.
As it should be.

And thank you for the link..I forgot about that show! I wish they had more shows like this.

Galleryguy, thank you for a site that allows us insight into fantastic costuming and historical richness.
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« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2010, 01:34:29 PM »
Wish there were some video excerpts available from Meeting of the Minds. I'd love to see that. Love that it's scripted with words actually used by those portrayed.

Yes, a much nicer outcome than the one I had painted. We'll never really know the true personality of these people but for what was written and said. It would be wonderful to really see the day to day of who they really were. But for circumstance of birth and politics are they really that much different from you or I?
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« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2010, 09:24:47 AM »
Ah well, hope we haven't talked your ear off too much GalleryGuy. Give us an interesting subject and we'll take it in all sorts of directions. :)
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Re: 400 Highly Researched Constumes by George Stuart
« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2010, 11:07:08 AM »
Curious why you placed Jack the Ripper with the Royals and not with the other Really Awful People?'

Anna:

From a certain point of view he could be placed in both categories.  Some researchers have suggested a possible identity of "The Ripper"  as Prince Albert Victor of the royal family of Queen Victoria.   No real evidence really existed and the prince
had alibis for several of the murders, yet nonetheless he was a royal suspect.
 Blakduke
Two forensic detectives from Scotland sponsored by the Smithsonian reviewed all the available evidence on Jack the Rpper recently. Aided by other criminology specialists using sophiticated computer programs, they determined that Jack was probably of limited education and lived within 1 block of the first murder. He was likely a laborer and died shortly after the final murder. One psychological profile shows he was probably ill and dying, and that triggered his psychosis.
On another note... I was amazed at how much of the character of the original came through in the historical figures.
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Re: 400 Highly Researched Constumes by George Stuart
« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2010, 11:13:40 AM »
Ears are firmly attached!
Indeed, Steve Allen was in a class by himself. "Minds" is an all-time favorite TV show.
Perhaps another Steve (Martin) is our current renaissance entertainer?

Thanks to you all for visiting our website! We are engaged in a couple of activities that could involve your members.

First, I would like to invite everyone to visit the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, where a collection of American Revolutionary and Civil War Figures will be on display until May 22. For details, see our blog at http://www.historicalfiguresfoundation.blogspot.com/.

More later. . .
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