would not be amused.
sometimes I wonder what in the world advertisements are meant to accomplish-
...of course I know it is to SELL the thing- but when I see something like this it shocks my steely sensibilities. they have become very steely and it takes a great deal to shock. at times SHOCK can be a wonderful tool- it conveys the message with imagery meant to shock. In this case- I am sure this was not the intent- what was their intent: to say great jewelry-great art. No so fast.
This Comtesse was wearing a simple gold ring and bracelet. The grand-daughter of Madame de Stael- one of the most fascinating women in Europe," she was also a remarkable person in her own right and the author, among much else, of a two-volume life of Byron and an unpublished autobiography that is remarkable for wit, candor and breadth of perception."
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (French, 1780–1867) Comtesse d’Haussonville, dated 1845 Oil on canvas, 51 ⅞ x 36 ¼ inches (131.8 x 92) The Frick Collection, New York