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Madame du Bunny by suburbanbeatnik Madame du Bunny by suburbanbeatnik
I was just commissioned to paint another costumed bunny portrait, in the style of my previous piece "Bunnie Antoinette." [link] This time I did a lapine version of Louis XV's mistress, Madame Jeanne du Barry. Here she wears a 1770s violet robe a la francaise, with strawberry, blackberry and and raspberry trim. The quote above her is a play on her famous last words to the executioner, requested specifically by the client.
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Mudstorm15 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Very cool
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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JohnlockedDancer Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Fabulous!!!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
:giggle: So awesome. A bit wrong, and beautifully done and clever.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL, thanks! :)
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18thcenturyclub Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
Who could have thought a bunny would look good in a Robe à la Francaise. I'm not sure everyone could pull it off, but you sure did.
Definitely a fav.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I like to think I have the market cornered on anthro bunnies in 18th century clothing... :D
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deidara-chan88 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
O_o

I like! Very pretty dress! Do you make these designs up yourself?
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I did- sort of, with help from a number of primary sources! :)
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Froggy-girl Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
HAHA Love the dress!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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mitsouri Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
beautiful, sweet, cute and humorous...all together! :blowkiss:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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Jibril-Cosplay Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
I love it! It's just more than beautiful!
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Falang Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Madame du Bunny" !! Very funny ! :clap:

:+fav: and :+devwatch:
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HabitualFlippancy Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how her ears go up along her hair. She's wonderful. I want to pet her fuzzy décolletage! (Scandalous!) One of the blogs I follow had some pictures of Lucille Ball in the role. She was a fox!
[link]
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I really want to see that movie. I always thought Lucille looked gorgeous in the role.

And I wish I had the skillz to turn Mme du Bunny into a proper doll. But alas, I do not...
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TheDauphine Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
Very cute! ^^ :love:
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LadyEmber Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
Madame Du Bunny.... xD Prehaps you could draw Louis XVI as a bunny a big fluffy one... xD
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mlock Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
very nice pic =)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Lovely-O Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008   Writer
cute! i like the carrot details on the gown.

((i felt cool because i guessed the de barry/du bunny pun beforehand! woo hoo))
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks- you rock! :D
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IgnotusAngelus Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008   Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :)
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NorthwestMarmot Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Very lapinerific!
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Susannaaaa Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Bunny ears work particularly well with that sort of hairstyle! :D
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
She's full of dignity, as she should :D
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HistoryFashionLovers Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
*hands her a carrot* This is beautifully done :)
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kyria Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Professional General Artist
this is so adorable. bunny! :) i love the fruit on the dress. SUCH an adorable idea.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Just beautiful!

Now that you have a companion piece for Bunnie Antoinette, perhaps one day you can have a whole series of 18th century lapines? :D
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, they're not really intended as companion pieces, especially since both paintings in question have been sold. Du Bunny is just a one-off that I did for pay. I'm going to start putting together a book of bunny princesses- including Cleopatra (Carrotpatchra) and Elizabun I- and Bunnie Antoinette will go in there. My agent wants to try to start pitching it to publishers sometime this year.
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
No, I know they weren't intended - but they do seem to work that way. :D The bunny princesses sounds excellent! :D I do hope they'll snap the idea up!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I sure hope so! I gotta me a book deal. ;P
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
You have?! Hooray!! :dance:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
That actually meant to say: I gotta GET me a book deal. I don't have one yet, more's the pity.
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Ohhhh...

Sorry... :blushes:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, I should've been more careful in typing... ;P
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ArkillianDragon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very elegant and soft ^^ I luff it ^^
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CyrionB Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
Lovely details and colors, but *lol* on the very image itself!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, thanks!
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KingAndrewI Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Seitou, I think it says:

"Another carrot, mister, a small carrot!"

Anyway, I love this one! The little lace apron is such a great touch! Did you take inspiration from plate 7 in Eighteenth Century French Fashions in Full Color?
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I did! You're very observant. The dress is actually a cross between the purple dress on plate 7 and the aproned dress featured on the cover of the Kyoto Costume Institute's "Revolution in Fashion- 1715-1815." You'll find this interesting, but the aproned dress is also depicted on p. 67 of the Met's catalog "Dangerous Liasions: Fashion and Furniture in the 18th century." I didn't know the Met had gowns on loan from the KCI for that show, but I guess it shouldn't surprise me. :)
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KingAndrewI Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
I noticed that too! They thanked some museums in the back of the book for loaning dresses. It's funny, because on the Met website they show tons of gowns that weren't even used in the exhibit, so I don't get why they didn't use those.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I know, it's strange, isn't it? :shrug:
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KingAndrewI Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Quite.
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Seitou Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the perfect companion piece to go with Bunny Antoinette^^ I love the headdress and the little details on the francaise. But maybe you should include a translation of the quote in your comments? I can't speak a word of French ^__^;;;
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
According to Andrew, it says, ""Another carrot, mister, a small carrot!" I don't think it's entirely gramatically correct though. As I said, the client provided the quote, and I didn't spellcheck it through translator.com. :P

It's not really a companion piece to Bunnie, since both pieces have been sold separately (Bunnie was sold about a year and a half ago). I'm going to do a book of bunny princesses through history, but this won't be in there- because du Barry wasn't royalty, after all.
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mushypeas Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
cute! Again, nice detailing on the dress. I love how her ears are stylishly done up as part of her hairdo. I think you may need to check your french though; the word carrot is feminine so it should be "une carrote" both times, at least I think.
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