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Guess who?                                                          Farinelli                                                        The Crown Prince of Saxony                                        Queen Cleopatra
He was a powerful politician and one of the most fashionable        The opera singer Farinelli was very famous. He entertained       The Crown Prince Frederick Augustus of Saxony dressed in his      Cleopatra was a rich and powerful Egyptian queen. This
men in England...                                                   people from far and wide, and had many friends and admirers.     splendid wig and shining armour especially for this portrait      painting tells a story. Read the label on the wall to find out why
                                                                    He travelled a great deal and this group portrait was painted    and hung it on his palace walls.                                  Cleopatra is about to drop her earring into her glass.
                                                                    before the friends said goodbye to him.                                                                                            When the artist painted this he imagined the scene and
                                                                                                                                                                                                       changed Cleopatra from looking like an Egyptian queen
                                                                                                                                                                                                       all dressed in white robes adorned with gold. Indeed, here
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Cleopatra looks like a fashionable woman of the 18th century.

Find his portrait from these clues..What was his name?

Draw a portrait in the frame.

                                                                              sw      ho ?
                                                                        Who i
                                                                         Write or draw what they are holding:.
                                                                                                                                     Why do you think he              Imagine what the Crown
                                                                         The artist Jacopo Amigoni…                                  chose to wear this armour for    Prince of Saxonys’s costume
                                                                                                                                     his portrait?                    felt like. The artist had to
                                                                                                                                                                      paint in different ways to
                                                                         The singer Farinelli…                                                                        show the different textures.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       A fashionable                                       d had a very small waist

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 pulled in tight with a
                                                                         The composer (writer)                                                                        Experiment                       woman:                                                    corset
                                                                         Pietro Metastasio…                                                                                                            d had pale skin                                     d had very wide hips.
                                                                                                                                        Try drawing some
                                                                                                                                        different textures:                                            d dressed in full-length                                  A panier (basket) under
                                                                         The student and singer
                                                                         Teresa Castellini...                                           Fluffy feathers

                                                                                                                                        Sparkling jewels
                                                                                                                                                                                                             gowns made of silks
                                                                                                                                                                                                             and satins
                                                                                                                                                                                                       d wore her hair piled high
                                                                                                                                                                                                             and decorated it with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 her dress made the shape.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           d Is Queen Cleopatra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           WIGGED OUT
                                                                         The servant/apprentice painter…
                                                                                                                                                                                                             jewels or flowers                                                                             FAMILY TRAIL
                                                                                                                                        Curly hair
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Do you know? What do fashionable people wear today?                                                 DISCOVER HAIR-CURLING FACTS ABOUT
                                                                   L Find another painting with clues about a person in it.             Satin robes                                                                                                                                                        PEOPLE AND FASHION OF THE
                                                                    Can you find a musician, a soldier?                                                                                                Page v:                                            Page vii:                                        18th CENTURY
                                                                                                                                        Shining armour                                                 Allan Ramsay Richard Grenville, 2nd Earl           Nicolas de Largillierre Crown Prince

                                                                    Did you know?To become an artist you would train                                                                                   Temple 1762 (Details). Everard Studley
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Miller Bequest, 1965
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Frederick Augustus of Saxony 1714–15 (Detail).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Everard Studley Miller Bequest, 1968
                                                                    as an apprentice with a master artist.                                                                                             Page vi:                                           This page:
                                                                    The opera and live concerts were important types                 Did you know? The painting The Banquet of Cleopatra               Jacopo Amigoni
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Portrait group: The singer Farinelli and friends
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Giambattista Tiepolo The Banquet of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cleopatra 1743–44 (Detail). Felton
                                                                    of entertainment.                                                once hung on his palace walls. Can you find it?                   c.1750–52 (Detail). Felton Bequest, 1949           Bequest, 1933
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                 ta   rt..
                          .                                                    The Pybus family                                                     Susanna Gale                                                         Sir Samson Gideon                                                                                NGV International
        e   yo                                                                 Their father was an official with the East India Company. The        Susanna Gale’s parents commissioned this portrait of her             Deep in conversation is Sir Samson Gideon and his friend.                                        180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
    for       d Collect a pencil                d Go to European               trading company filled sailing ships with some of the finest         before she was to be married. Susanna was 14 years old when          They are on holiday in Italy, a place many wealthy English
  Be                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Open 10am–5pm
                      and a map from the           Painting 17th – 18th        silks from exotic lands and brought them to Europe to make           this portrait was painted, but she looks wise and important.         gentlemen used to travel to on their ‘Grand Tour.’                                               Wednesday–Monday
                      information desk             Century, Level 2            the most fashionable clothes.                                        With her fair skin, she was considered very beautiful.
                                                                               The family often lived overseas. Once while home in England          The artist first painted her face and then had other people pose     Who do you think they might be talking about?                                                    Closed Tuesdays

                                                                               they all posed to have their family portrait painted.                as Susanna to complete the painting.                                                                                                                                  Open all Victorian public holidays except
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Good Friday and Christmas Day
                                                                                                                                                    How has the artist made                                                                                                                                               Open from 1pm Anzac Day
Enough to make your hair curl!!                                                                                                                     her look important?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          For more details visit
Today we sometimes call                    d A wig hairstyle was easy                                                                               Tick your answer…                                                                                                                                                     or call 03 8620 2222
rich, powerful and often                      – you could take it off at                                                                                She is holding a rose.
fashionable people Big Wigs,                  night and put it on in the                                                                                She is dressed in a
because in the 18th century                   morning and send it off                                                                                   beautiful gown.
rich and influential people                   to the wig dresser for
                                                                                                                                                        She is standing up high,
wore wigs!                                    regular styling.
                                                                                                                                                        looking down.
d Wigs became very                         d Wigs were good for lice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This NGV Family Trail has been prepared by
   fashionable in the 17th                    control. A shaved head                                                                                Can you stand in a way                                                                                                                                                NGV Education and Public Programs.
   century after the French                   under a wig was not                                                                                   that makes you look important?
   king Louis 13th wore one                   attractive to lice.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
   when he started to go bald.             d Wigs were whitened
                                                                                                                                                    Walk from one side of the
                                                                                                                                                    painting to the other and look at
d Wigs were made of                           by brushing powder
                                                                                                                                                    Susanna looking at you.
   horse or human hair.                       through them.
   Human hair was the
   most expensive.

                                                                                              h   at           Meet the Pybus
                                                                                                               children:               L                                   sa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Tick when                                               5 gold and silver
                                                                                                                                                                         u                                                                                                       buckles
                                                                                                               d Martha holding a
                                                                                                                                                                   o   rS                                                you find:
                                                                                                                  ribbon-trimmed hat                                                                                                                                             5 gold buttons in a row

                                                                                                                                                            ou w
                                                                                                                                                          gr n e
                                                                                                               d Anne, smelling a                          a                                                                                                                     a sword
                                                                                                                  scented rose                         ra ck
                                                                                                                                                      D a                                                                                                                        a hat with a feather
                                                                                                               d John, dressed like                      b
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2 wigs with black bows
                                                                                                                  his father
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 a portrait in a locket
                                                                                                               d Charles, standing on
                                                                                                                  his mother’s lap                                                                                      L Find a painting of Venice with its canals and grand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         buildings Sir Samson would have visited.

Extreme fashion
d Well-dressed people                      d Some ladies’ waists
                                                                                                               Find another
                                                                                                               family portrait.        L                                                                                 Did you know?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Buttons were a sign of wealth and fashion. Gentlemen could
                                                                                                               d Compare the way the                                                                                     own up to 300 waistcoats.
   usually needed a servant                   were pulled in so tight
   to help dress them and it                  with a corset that it                                               children are dressed.
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   could take hours.                          made them faint.                                                 d Do all the children                                                                                     Nicolas de Largillierre Crown Prince             Joshua Reynolds Miss Susanna Gale
                                                                                                                  have hats?                                                                                             Frederick Augustus of Saxony 1714–15 (Detail).   c.1763–64 (Detail). Felton Bequest, 1934
d Hairstyles became so high                d Perfume was very                  Did you know?                                                                                                                             Everard Studley Miller Bequest, 1968
   and hips so wide some                      important as people              d Infant boys wore skirts       d Who is wearing                                                                                          Page i:                                          This page:
   ladies had trouble fitting                 didn’t bathe often.                 instead of pants and girls      a wig?                            Did you know?                   d Fair skin was an indication        Allan Ramsay Richard Grenville, 2nd              Pompeo Girolamo Batoni
                                                                                                                                                                                        that you were wealthy            Earl Temple 1762 (Detail). Everard Studley       Sir Sampson Gideon and an unidentified
   through doorways.                       d Poisonous lead oxides in             were not allowed to show                                          d The portraits were painted        enough not to have to            Miller Bequest, 1965                             companion 1767 (Detail). Everard Studley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Miller Bequest, 1963
d Men were the ones who                       face whiteners could make           their ankles.                                                        in a studio and the artist       work outside.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Nathaniel Dance The Pybus family c.1769
   wore stockings.                            wearers very ill.                                                                                        painted in the background.                                        (Detail). Felton Bequest, 2003
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