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Earliest known picture of a transvestite


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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 07:27 PM

www.dailymail.co.uk said:

An portrait sold in New York to a British gallery and marked as a 'woman in a feathered hat' is in fact a painting of a man dressed as a woman and therefore the earliest known picture of a transvestite.

Discovered in a Manhattan auction house by art historian Philip Mould, the portrait has now been confirmed to be of Chevalier D'Eon, who was a legendary French 18th-century transvestite.

Feeling that the 'muscularity of his face' and a 'suggestion of stubble' cast doubt on the labelling of the painting as of a woman, Mould who works with the BBC's 'Antiques Roadshow' went to work cleaning the picture to discover the truth.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 07:42 PM

Not a massively convincing transvestite I might add. Reminds of this one time on Omegle and.... actually never mind.  ;)

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:03 PM

There was a question as to wether or not that was a man ?

Oh boy...

Edited by Simbi Laveau, 22 April 2012 - 08:03 PM.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:08 PM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 22 April 2012 - 08:03 PM, said:

There was a question as to wether or not that was a man ?

Oh boy...


Ask yourself that again after a few beers. I've woken up with worse  :P

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:42 PM

:w00t:

known as 'the patron saint of transvestites


Didn`t alot of men dress that way back then. Damn just look at a British courtroom lol

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:07 AM

View PostThe Silver Thong, on 22 April 2012 - 08:42 PM, said:

Didn`t alot of men dress that way back then. Damn just look at a British courtroom lol

http://www.google.ca..._B8jm2gXapfiSBQ


Or the Canadian Supreme Court.  lol



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Edited by Eldorado, 23 April 2012 - 11:08 AM.


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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:08 PM

Lol awesome. I'm about to go to bed, that guy better be in my dreams...

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:49 AM

So this person



is this person?

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Perhaps the boobies were exaggerated for the portrait? D'Éon claimed to be physically not a man, but a woman, and demanded recognition by the government as such. King Louis XVI and his court complied, but demanded that d'Éon dress appropriately and wear women's clothing. D'Éon agreed, especially when the king granted her funds for a new wardrobe.

The Chevalier d'Éon, was a French diplomat, spy, soldier and Freemason whose first 49 years were spent as a man, and whose last 33 years were spent as a woman. Must have been quite some ugly women around in the day? Especially going of that first pic. Man that would be a lot of beer!

Edited by psyche101, 26 April 2012 - 05:52 AM.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:06 AM

He's made no effort whatesoever to look like a woman. He has no right to be the patron of transvestites.


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Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:58 AM

Jeez... even Dame Edna is better lookin.


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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:55 PM

Isn't it nice to see traditions being upheld?


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