Talk:Pauline Bonaparte

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Pauline Bonaparte, Princess Borghese 1797, at the wedding


I saw the following painting depicting Pauline from commons and added it to the article. I think it fits in better. She is, after all, widely considered to be a true beauty of the Napoleontic era. This therefore fits better to that description. -The Bold Guy- (talk) 17:56, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

I don’t think she was any beauty by today’s standards. Two centuries ago people in general looked much more worn than today due to the much lower standard of living. Malformations were also considerably more common due to the combination of often risky palaces of work and the poor state of the medical profession. The people considered beautiful or handsome back then were just healthier and had fewer physical flaws than others. I consider the portrait you prefer to be misleading. There are no people alive today with the same distances between the features of their faces as the painting shows. So the distances between her nose, mouth and chin must have been depicted as shorter than they really were. This special kind of beautification was fashionable during her time. It does make most people look better but it don’t work on people which already have shorter between their noses and chins than between the lower end of their noses and a line drawn between the centre of their eyes. In all likehod Pauline was such a person. Consequentially, this kind of beautification did not make her look better, it just made her look strange. Also, I think she rarely whore any clothes as transparent as these. Although luxurious dresses could be rather transparent she usually whore a bra which would have covered her nipples. The most realistic portrait of her I have can be found here. I have uploaded it myself.

2010-12-29 Lena Synnerholm, Märsta Sweden.

~~Second to last sentence of above: Perhaps "wore" instead of "whore."~~


The best portrait I can remember to have seen of her can be found here. She may very well have looked pretty much like this. Her skin is unlikely to have been that yellowish but this could be an artefact of the photographing. Anyway, this painting is too old to have any copyright. If there originally was any it has long expired by now.

2010-12-29 Lena Synnerholm, Märsta, Sweden.

Dermide Leclerc[edit]

Dermide Leclerc is stated in the first paragraph as having died in childhood. There is no death date, there is no citation of his death. Since most of the sources cited aren't online I can't check them. I did find a family group sheet that looks right using Google. UrbanTerrorist (talk) 17:50, 20 October 2011 (UTC)