Helene in a Fur Coat

💦 🎨 WELL DEARS, TODAY WE’VE GOT A WORK BY FAMOUS RUBENS. THIS NOT EXACTLY A BATHING FASHION OF 17th CENTURY 😊

k. Rawson

The Fur ("Het Pelsken") by Peter Paul Rubens, 1630s

“Let it slip from your shoulder my kleine bruid.”

Helene blushed. The negotiations had begun an hour ago, leaving her petticoats in a pile on the divan, her corset slung over the chair, and her red dress on the floor beneath her like a rug. Only the fur was left.

“But husband, people will see this painting. The Janssens. The Duponts. The mayor.” Her breath hung in a cloud in the chilly studio.

He tilted around the easel to peer at her. “Indeed. And when the Lady Janssens’s raven tresses have gone gray, when the mayor’s bones have turned to dust in his grave, and when the mortar has crumbled on the Dupont château, and the last stone falls, you will still be fresh as dew. You will forever be the meadow bloom of the sweetest May morning. You will be immortal.”

She let the coat fall to her…

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5 responses to “Helene in a Fur Coat

  1. Thanks for the reblog! That Rubens loved those lush ladies, to be sure.

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  2. mmerce60

    Rubens women, real women!😍

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