Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/The Ugly Duchess

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The Ugly Duchess[edit]

Voting period is over. Please don't add any new votes. Voting period ends on 11 Feb 2011 at 16:23:36 (UTC)

Original - Quentin Matsys's noted painting The Ugly Duchess. Thought to be a caricature of Margaret, Countess of Tyrol, the painting served as inspiration for the Duchess in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Reason
Certainly eyecatching. Obvious EV in all four usages, but as a noted and influential artwork, rather than as a portrait. The quality of the reproduction is high, and it comes from a reliable source.
Articles in which this image appears
The Ugly Duchess, Quentin Matsys, Duchess (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), Margaret, Countess of Tyrol
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Artwork/Paintings
Creator
Quentin Matsys
  • Support as nominator --J Milburn (talk) 16:23, 2 February 2011 (UTC)
  • Comment I think the caption should emphasize that it's not an actual portrait, but rather a satirized depiction. Twilightchill t 20:10, 2 February 2011 (UTC)
    • Indeed—I changed the caption to remove the word "likeness," which was inaccurate: a likeness by definition is an accurate portrait. Chick Bowen 23:09, 2 February 2011 (UTC)
      • That's a fair point. I actually dithered over the word to use. Like I say though, the EV of this image derives from its artistry, not the fact it is a portrait of a noted person. J Milburn (talk) 23:12, 2 February 2011 (UTC)
  • Support my goodness, that is quite ugly indeed! Certainly eyecatching. Scan quality is great, too. Although, it does seem slightly dark... Purpy Pupple (talk) 00:28, 4 February 2011 (UTC)
  • Support Brilliant. May be a decent choice for April Fools'. Jujutacular talk 01:37, 4 February 2011 (UTC)
  • Support - as per Jujutacular. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 15:50, 4 February 2011 (UTC)
  • Support Great quality scan. Aaadddaaammm (talk) 12:43, 5 February 2011 (UTC)
  • Support This picture made me laugh. Nice EV and great scan. SMasters (talk) 12:57, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
  • Support -- ♫Greatorangepumpkin♫ T 11:51, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

Promoted File:Quentin Massys 008.jpg --Makeemlighter (talk) 19:27, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

  • Comment I'm sure I remember waking up with her...and she certainly didn't look like that the night before in the bar after several dozen pints... Lemon martini (talk)